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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: PERMANENT WAVE

perm

1 noun
     
Related topics: Hair and Beauty
perm1 [countable]
DCB a process in which you make straight hair curly by using chemicals, or hair that has been treated in this way [= permanent American English]
a very curly perm

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