Definition of perm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

perm

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noun
BrE BrE//pɜːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrm//
 
Describing hair
 
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a way of changing the style of your hair by using chemicals to create curls that last for several months to have a perm I’m thinking of having a perm. You’ll just have to let the perm grow out if you don’t like it. See related entries: Describing hair Word Origin 1920s: abbreviation of permanent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: perm

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