Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hairstyle characterized by deep regular waves made by a heated curling iron.
  • transitive v. To style (the hair) with deep regular waves, using a curling iron.
  • intransitive v. To make such a hairstyle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hairstyle characterized by deep waves made by a curling iron.
  • n. A marcel wave.
  • v. To wave hair by the marcel method.
  • v. (figuratively) To wave; as, marcelled potato crisps.
  • adj. Of, producing, or related to marcel waves.

Etymologies

After Marcel Grateau (1852-1936), French hairdresser.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • *waves back*

    October 10, 2008