man·​i·​cur·​ist | \ -ˌkyu̇r-ist \

Definition of manicurist 

: a person who gives manicures

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Additionally, once the foils come off, manicurists may scrape the nail plate with a file, which can result in more nail trauma. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Gel Nails: 12 Things You Need To Know About Gel Manicures," 17 July 2018 Consuelia Marques, a 33-year-old manicurist and avid supporter of the ex-army captain, said his comments about women are irrelevant. Samantha Pearson And Luciana Magalhaes, WSJ, "Brazilian Ex-Army Captain Draws Voters Looking for ‘Least Worst Option’," 4 Oct. 2018 Actually watch your manicurist take off the polish. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 When Brown asked why, the manicurist, who has not been identified, allegedly made a comment about her inflamed skin. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "California woman denied manicure over lupus scars, she says: 'I've never felt more like a leper'," 12 July 2018 In the video, Brown claimed a manicurist at Happy Nails salon in Laguna Niguel refused to perform a manicure. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "California woman denied manicure over lupus scars, she says: 'I've never felt more like a leper'," 12 July 2018 And Lisa Kudrow joins the all-star cast as Grace’s manicurist. MOM AND DAD on iTunes. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Grace and Frankie’ and a Tribute to Lorraine Hansberry," 19 Jan. 2018 Her friend and classmate Karen Xie, a college graduate from a provincial Chinese city, works a dizzying string of seemingly downwardly mobile jobs — print-shop employee, manicurist, maid — in pursuit of financial security. Leslie T. Chang, New York Times, "Hustling in Flushing: A Chinese Immigrant Couple Struggles to Decode Life in Queens," 1 June 2018 Its five manicurist friends dream of going upscale, but the men in their lives have other off-the-books ambitions. Chris Ball,, "Steven Spielberg's 'The Post,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 22 Apr. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manicurist was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of manicurist

: a person who does beauty treatments for the hands and fingernails : a person who gives manicures


man·​i·​cur·​ist | \ ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r-ist \

Kids Definition of manicurist

: a person whose job is the treatment of hands and fingernails

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