disco perm

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English[edit]

girl with disco perm

Noun[edit]

disco perm (plural disco perms)

  1. A hairstyle that was popular in the 1970s that consisted of long hair that has been permed into tight curls in imitation of an afro.
    • 2004, Unity - Volume 16, page 83:
      The choices included a Bobby Charlton special, a 70s Disco perm, Bald is Beautiful and last but not least Elvis is Alive.
    • 2006, John Nicholson, Footy Rocks, page 52:
      He was neat, he was tidy, he had a substantial moustache, a big disco perm and he was lean and muscular.
    • 2008, Susan Pomeranz, Open Your Heart and Say Ahhh, page xii:
      Officially, I started practicing therapy right after I cut my long hippie hair (the Jewish version of the Cher, “I Got You Babe” years) and got my first Donna Summers disco perm.

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