cos·​me·​ti·​cian ˌkäz-mə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce cosmetician (audio)
: a person who is professionally trained in the use of cosmetics

Examples of cosmetician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since its introduction in 1996, this cream has captured the attention of elite athletes and cosmeticians alike, establishing itself as a preferred choice for exceptional performance and skincare. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 July 2023 Max Factor was born Maksymilian Faktorowicz in Lodz, then part of Russia, and became the cosmetician for the Imperial Russian Grand Opera before leaving for America. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2021 Jadwiga trained as a hairdresser and cosmetician in Poland and was also licensed in the State of Connecticut., 3 Oct. 2019 The legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo defines natural hair braiding and exempts braiders from the state’s requirement for hairdressers and cosmeticians to be licensed, effective immediately. USA TODAY, 12 July 2019 Speakers included an attorney, dentist, map maker, mechanical engineer, physician, respiratory therapist, cosmetician, and a Seabee equipment operator with the Naval Construction Battalion. Linda McIntosh,, 16 Jan. 2018 The technical cosmeticians have dressed the digital image to mimic the appearance of photography but not the functionality, and the changes in how images are made are slowly becoming evident in the new applications for imagery. Stephen Mayes, Time, 15 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cosmetician was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Cosmetician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


cos·​me·​ti·​cian ˌkäz-mə-ˈtish-ən How to pronounce cosmetician (audio)
: a person who is professionally trained in the use of cosmetics
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