a formerly popular hairstyle for women consisting of a series of even waves put with a curling iron in hair cut short
also marcel wave
Origin of marcelafter Marcel Grateau, early 20th-c. French hairdresser
to put such waves in (hair)
a masculine name
1889-1973; Fr. philosopher
A hairstyle characterized by deep regular waves made by a heated curling iron.
verbmar·celled, mar·cell·ing, mar·cels
To style (the hair) with deep regular waves, using a curling iron.
To make such a hairstyle.
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.