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Marcel vs Marc - What's the difference?

marcel | marc |

As a proper noun marcel

is occasionally borrowed from french.

As a noun marc is





(en noun)
  • A hairstyle characterized by deep waves made by a curling iron.
  • A marcel wave.
  • Verb

  • To wave hair by the marcel method.
  • (figuratively) To wave.
  • References

    * OED , 2nd edition


  • Of, producing, or related to marcel waves.
  • Anagrams

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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) marc.


  • The refuse matter that remains after fruit, particularly grapes, has been pressed.
  • An alcoholic spirit distilled from the marc of grapes.
  • * 1929 , (Ernest Hemingway), A Farewell to Arms , Folio Society 2008, p. 298:
  • There were a few men in the cafĂ© sitting with coffee and glasses of kirsch or marc on the tables.
  • * 1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), Monsieur , Faber & Faber 1992, p. 60:
  • The fire was restoked and the army of wine-bottles gave way to a smaller phalanx of brandies, Armagnacs and Marcs , to offset the large bowls of coffee from which rose plumes of fragrance.

    Etymology 2

    Alternative forms

    * mark


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A weight of various commodities, especially of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  • (obsolete) A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  • (obsolete) A German coin and money of account; the mark.
  • (Webster 1913)


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