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manicure

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noun man·i·cure \ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r\

Simple Definition of manicure

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

Full Definition of manicure

  1. 1 :  manicurist

  2. 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


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manicure

verb man·i·cure

Simple Definition of manicure

  • : 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

Full Definition of manicure

manicuredmanicur·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to do manicure work on; especially :  to trim and polish the fingernails of

  3. 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.



Circa 1890

First Known Use of manicure

circa 1890


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