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perm

noun \ ˈpərm \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of perm

Examples of perm in a Sentence

  1. She got a perm last week.

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First Known Use of perm

1927


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perm

verb

Definition of perm

transitive verb
: to give (hair) a permanent wave

Examples of perm in a Sentence

  1. She got her hair permed at the salon.

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First Known Use of perm

1928


PERM Defined for English Language Learners

perm

noun

Definition of perm for English Language Learners

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


perm

verb

Definition of perm for English Language Learners

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


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