decent etymology

English word decent comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) décent

Detailed word origin of decent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
décent Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
decent English (eng) (informal) Sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen.. (obsolete) Appropriate; suitable for the circumstances.. (obsolete) Comely; shapely; well-formed.. (of a person) Having a suitable conformity to basic moral standards; showing integrity, fairness, or other characteristics associated with moral uprightness.. Fair; good enough; okay.. Significant; substantial.