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

 

perm

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɜːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perm
BrE BrE//pɜːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrm//
 
he / she / it perms
BrE BrE//pɜːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrmz//
 
past simple permed
BrE BrE//pɜːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrmd//
 
past participle permed
BrE BrE//pɜːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrmd//
 
-ing form perming
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrmɪŋ//
 
Styling hair
 
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perm something to give somebody’s hair a perm to have your hair permed a shampoo for permed hair See related entries: Styling hair Word Origin 1920s: abbreviation of permanent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: perm

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