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noun as in body wave

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I get the sense that many young people just think of the 1980s as an era of bad perms, big shoulder pads and John Hughes movies.

From Time

One of the documentary’s more innocuous revelations is that Ross’s signature curls, a not-quite-afro, were achieved with a perm.

After that, an employer can ask for permission to offer the immigrant a permanent job under the Department of Labor's PERM certification program.

A car mechanic who goes by the name “Big Perm” said he noticed a change in the neighborhood.

Big Perm worries that the lack of policing the “small fry” will lead to more crimes by “big fry.”

“Seeking a long-term (perm) 24/7 slave, for absolute ownership/slavery,” his profile on read.

My sisters opened a beauty parlor in their bedroom, curling hair with crisscrossed bobby pins and calling it a perm.

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.

There, to his great annoyance, he found that no boat started for Perm till the following day at twelve o'clock.

He went to the office of the company whose boats plied between Nijni-Novgorod and Perm.

At Perm travelers from Siberia resell their vehicles, more or less damaged by the long journey across the plains.

The hood was pulled up, as it was insupport-ably hot, and at twelve o'clock the tarantass left Perm in a cloud of dust.

Long trains laden with freight from Perm, blocked the way and delayed us.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perm, such as: permanent, and permanent wave.

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