Definition of parm in English:


Pronunciation /pärm/ /pɑrm/


informal US
  • 1Parmesan cheese.

    ‘the steak medallions were encrusted with parm’
    • ‘The Gorgonzola provides a bit of a sharp kick, and the Parm provides a sweetness.’
    • ‘Add a few handfuls of grated parm, toss to coat, and serve.’
    • ‘Add the mayo, lemon juice, parm, Worcestershire, salt, and a few grinds of fresh pepper; blend well.’
    • ‘There's grated Parm up front, prepackaged garlic, leftover Thyme, Lauren's hot sauce.’
    • ‘A lesser Parm will do, but nothing pre-grated in a can or a jar.’
    • ‘We actually have a large wheel of parm here in the studio that we got.’
    • ‘Good parm should be sprinkled over the entire pie before baking.’
    1. 1.1A dish cooked or served with Parmesan cheese.
      ‘the chicken parm was excellent’
      ‘they use the same tomato sauce for all their parms’


1970s abbreviation of Parmigiana or Parmesan.



/pärm/ /pɑrm/