Origin of marcelafter Marcel Grateau, early 20th-c. French hairdresser
transitive verb-·celled′, -·cel′ling
verbmar·celled, mar·cell·ing, mar·cels
Origin of marcelAfter Marcel Grateau (1852-1936), French hairdresser
- A hairstyle characterized by deep waves made by a curling iron.
- A marcel wave.
(third-person singular simple present marcels, present participle marcelling, simple past and past participle marcelled)
- Of, producing, or related to marcel waves.
- A male given name occasionally borrowed from French.