cosmetology

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noun cos·me·tol·o·gy \ˌkäz-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of cosmetology

  1. :  the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails

Origin and Etymology of cosmetology

French cosmétologie, from cosmétique cosmetic (from English cosmetic) + -logie -logy


First Known Use: 1926


COSMETOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

cosmetology

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noun cos·me·tol·o·gy \ˌkäz-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of cosmetology for English Language Learners

  • : the job or skill of giving beauty treatments to women by washing and cutting hair, applying makeup, etc.


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cosmetology

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noun cos·me·tol·o·gy \-jē\

Medical Definition of cosmetology

plural

cosmetologies

  1. :  the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails

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