- a process in which a fabric is chemically treated to make it wrinkle-resistant so as to require little or no ironing after washing.
- the condition of a fabric so treated.
Origin of permanent press
First recorded in 1960–65
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- a chemical treatment for clothing that makes the fabric crease-resistant and sometimes provides a garment with a permanent crease or pleats
- (as modifier)permanent-press skirts