- to give (the hair) a permanent.
- to apply a permanent to the hair.
Origin of perm
- a city in the E Russian Federation in Europe, on the Kama River.
Examples from the Web for perm
Contemporary Examples of perm
“Seeking a long-term (perm) 24/7 slave, for absolute ownership/slavery,” his profile on Collarpsace.com read.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases
June 30, 2014
My sisters opened a beauty parlor in their bedroom, curling hair with crisscrossed bobby pins and calling it a perm.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
I was wearing a perm, so I just had to go to the back of my neck and I had a fist full of sweat.‘No No,’ a Documentary on MLB Pitcher Dock Ellis, Who Pitched a No-Hitter While Tripping on Acid
February 5, 2014
Anna Nemtsova reports on the harsh conditions that await the young mothers in Mordovia and Perm, the ‘gateway to Siberia.’
Instead, they are now heading to prisons in the remote regions of Mordovia and Perm, also known as “the gateway to Siberia.”
Historical Examples of perm
I was compelled to return to Perm and inform Rasputin of the result of my investigations.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
In Perm Foma purchased for her different new things and what-not.Foma Gordyeff
Up this the vessel steamed for three days and then reached Perm.Condemned as a Nihilist
George Alfred Henty
The upper series is named the Permian, from the province of Perm in Russia.The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
The Bashkirs of Orenburg deeply indent the southern part of Perm.The Ethnology of Europe
Robert Gordon Latham
- a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals, etc which gives long-lasting waves, curls, or other shapingAlso called (esp formerly): permanent wave
- the act of giving or receiving such a hairstyle
- (tr) to give a perm to (hair)
- short for permutation (def. 4)
- a port in W Russia, on the Kama River: oil refinery; university (1916). Pop: 984 000 (2005 est)Former name (1940–62): Molotov
1927, shortened form of permanent wave (1909). The verb is first recorded 1928.