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EtymologyEdit

Apparently from the French name Marcel, but accounts vary regarding who invented the style; see Marcelling.

NounEdit

marcel (plural marcels)

  1. A hairstyle characterized by deep waves made by a curling iron.
  2. A marcel wave.

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VerbEdit

marcel (third-person singular simple present marcels, present participle marcelling, simple past and past participle marcelled)

  1. (transitive) To wave (hair) by the marcel method.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To wave.

ReferencesEdit

  • OED, 2nd edition

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