[purm] /pɜrm/ Informal.
verb (used with object)
to give (the hair) a .
verb (used without object)
to apply a to the hair.
a hairstyle produced by treatment with heat, chemicals, etc which gives long-lasting waves, curls, or other shaping Also called (esp formerly) permanent wave
the act of giving or receiving such a hairstyle
(transitive) to give a perm to (hair)
short for permutation (sense 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.
[per men-sem; English per men-suh m] /pɛr ˈmɛn sɛm; English pər ˈmɛn səm/ adverb, Latin. 1. by the month. /ˈpɜː ˈmɛnsəm/ adverb 1. every month or by the month
[pur-mee-uh n] /ˈpɜr mi ən/ adjective 1. Geology. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era occurring from about 280 to 230 million years ago and characterized by a profusion of amphibian species. noun 2. Geology. the Permian Period or System. 3. . /ˈpɜːmɪən/ adjective 1. of, denoting, or formed in the last […]
/ˈpɜːmɪ/ noun 1. a person, esp an office worker, employed by a firm on a permanent basis Compare temp
[pur-mik] /ˈpɜr mɪk/ noun 1. a subfamily of Finnic, comprising the modern languages Udmurt and Komi, spoken in northeastern European Russia, and fragmentary attestations of an earlier language (Old Permic) dating from the 15th century.