Meaning of “perm” in the English Dictionary

"perm" in British English

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permnoun [ C ]

uk /pɜːm/ us /pɝːm/ US also permanent, formal permanent wave
perm
verb [ T ] uk us

I'm going to get my hair permed on Saturday.

(Definition of “perm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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permnoun [ C ]

us /pɜrm/ also permanent (wave), /ˈpɜr·mə·nənt (ˈweɪv)/

a chemical process that makes a person’s hair curly

perm
verb [ T ] us /pɜrm/

Tiffany got her hair permed.

(Definition of “perm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)