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perm

[purm] /pɜrm/ Informal.
noun
1.
permanent (def 4).
verb (used with object)
2.
to give (the hair) a permanent.
verb (used without object)
3.
to apply a permanent to the hair.
Origin of perm
1925-1930
1925-30; by shortening

Perm

[purm, pairm; Russian pyerm] /pɜrm, pɛərm; Russian pyɛrm/
noun
1.
a city in the E Russian Federation in Europe, on the Kama River.
Formerly Molotov.
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perm1

/pɜːm/
noun
1.
a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals, etc which gives long-lasting waves, curls, or other shaping Also called (esp formerly) permanent wave
2.
the act of giving or receiving such a hairstyle
verb
3.
(transitive) to give a perm to (hair)

perm2

/pɜːm/
noun
1.
short for permutation (sense 4)

Perm

/Russian pjermj/
noun
1.
a port in W Russia, on the Kama River: oil refinery; university (1916). Pop: 984 000 (2005 est) Former name (1940–62) Molotov
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Word Origin and History for perm
n.

1927, shortened form of permanent wave (1909). The verb is first recorded 1928.

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Related Abbreviations for perm

perm

  1. permanent
  2. permanent wave
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