American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hairstyle characterized by deep regular waves made by a heated curling iron.
- v. To style (the hair) with deep regular waves, using a curling iron.
- v. To make such a hairstyle.
- After Marcel Grateau (1852-1936), French hairdresser. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“FRAME Long Weekend (1988) 121 Her thinning grey hair had been finger set in marcel waves.”
“Note 1: process head, refers to the "marcel" hairstyle of deep waves made with a curling iron.”
“Europa, meanwhile, marcel-waved and flat-chested, faces the rear: legs crossed, back straight, in other words sitting in the attitude of stylish nonchalance one might associate with cinematic comedies of the 1930s.”
“Many a beautiful marcel was sacrificed to save a masterpiece of millinery.”
“I. .called Sonny for an appointment; I had to have a marcel!”
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“The chattering class has enough voters that they control the balance of power now, big mistake Stevie Longnose. 3rd strike in your quest for a majority. comming up. marcel says:”
“Myra let in Sima, dressed in a 1940's women's style blouse and skirt, her hair somehow tamed into a marcel wave.”
“Marci @ October 3rd, 2007 at 9: 58 pm marcel and then hung? barf. i mean foam.”
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