Meaning of “kept” in the English Dictionary

"kept" in British English

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keptverb

uk /kept/ us /kept/

past simple and past participle of keep

keptadjective

uk /kept/ us /kept/ usually humorous
kept woman/man

someone who does not work but is instead given money and a place to live by the person she or he is having a sexual relationship with

(Definition of “kept” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kept" in American English

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kept

us /kept/

past simple and past participle of keep

(Definition of “kept” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kept" in Business English

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keptverb

uk /kept/ us

past simple and past participle of keep

(Definition of “kept” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)