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marcel

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noun mar·cel \mär-ˈsel\

Definition of marcel

  1. :  a deep soft wave made in the hair by the use of a heated curling iron



Origin and Etymology of marcel

Marcel Grateau †1936 French hairdresser


First Known Use: 1895


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marcel

verb mar·cel

Definition of marcel

marcelled

marcelling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a marcel in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a marcel




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