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1perm

noun \ˈpərm\

: a process in which someone's hair is curled and treated with chemicals so that it remains curly for a long time

Full Definition of PERM

:  permanent

Examples of PERM

  1. She got a perm last week.

First Known Use of PERM

1927

Rhymes with PERM

2perm

verb

: to make (hair) curly for a long time by using chemicals : to give a perm to (hair)

Full Definition of PERM

transitive verb
:  to give (hair) a permanent wave

Examples of PERM

  1. She got her hair permed at the salon.

First Known Use of PERM

1928

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