manicure


1man·i·cure

noun \ˈma-nə-ˌkyr\

: a treatment to improve the appearance and health of the hands and fingernails

Full Definition of MANICURE

1
2
:  a treatment for the care of the hands and fingernails

Examples of MANICURE

  1. She gets a manicure every week or so.

Origin of MANICURE

French, from Latin manus hand + French -icure (as in pédicure pedicure) — more at manual
First Known Use: 1880

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

2manicure

verb

: to give a beauty treatment to (someone's hands and fingernails) : to give a manicure to (someone's hands and fingernails)

: to make (something, such as a lawn or a garden) look neat, smooth, and attractive

manicuredmanicur·ing

Full Definition of MANICURE

transitive verb
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:  to do manicure work on; especially :  to trim and polish the fingernails of
2
a :  to trim closely and evenly <manicured lawns>
b :  groom 2 <manicured flower beds>

Examples of MANICURE

  1. She spends her weekends working in her garden and manicuring her lawn.

First Known Use of MANICURE

circa 1890

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

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