There are 3 definitions of Perm in English:

Perm

Syllabification: Perm
Pronunciation: /pərm, pyerm
 
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  • An industrial city in Russia, in the western foothills of the Ural Mountains; population 987,200 (est. 2008). Former name (1940–57) Molotov.

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There are 3 definitions of Perm in English:

perm

Syllabification: perm
Pronunciation: /pərm
 
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noun

(also permanent wave)
  • A hairstyle produced by setting the hair in waves or curls and then treating it with chemicals so that the style lasts for several months: I had a perm on Friday
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    • What are some good styling options for short relaxed hair as a perm grows out?
    • Hair perm products use thioglycolic acid - a chemical that reacts with protein bonds in the hair.
    • Sure, people still perm their hair, it's just that the style of perm has changed.

verb

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  • Set (the hair) in a perm: her hair was permed and then set
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    • If your hair has been permed or relaxed, color has to be applied carefully or it can weaken the structure of your hair.
    • Quickly she put her dark permed hair in a ponytail.
    • Sitting alongside the soldier was a girl whose hair had recently been permed by the local hairdresser.

Origin

1920s: abbreviation of permanent.

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British informal

noun

  • A permutation, especially a selection of a specified number of matches in a football pool: a full perm of 8 from 11

verb

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  • Make a selection of (so many) from a larger number: one of the teams was to perm any 11 from 20

Origin

1950s: abbreviation of permutation.

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