man·​i·​cur·​ist | \ ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r-ist How to pronounce manicurist (audio) \

Definition of manicurist

: a person who gives manicures

Examples of manicurist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Body Suite, Lisa Logan Celebrity manicurist and owner of The Nail Suite, Lisa Logan, has had a thriving nail salon since 2012, with clientele such as Beyonce, Katie Holmes, and Taraji P. Henson. NBC News, "10 women-owned businesses Know Your Value loves this holiday season," 16 Dec. 2020 Another festive option for the confident at-home manicurist? Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Start feeling festive with these Christmas nail art ideas," 11 Dec. 2020 Regular trips to the hair salon, the manicurist, or the esthetician have all but disappeared from the calendar. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, "A New Device Aims to Make Breast Cancer Screenings Part of Your Regular Self-Care Ritual," 21 Nov. 2020 Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees and six of her friends donated blood, to match the seven pints of blood Teigen received in hospital. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen's Friends Donated Blood in Honor of Baby Jack," 2 Nov. 2020 As for who's responsible for the reality star's new nail look, that would be her go-to manicurist, Chaun Legend, who works with other A-listers like Khloé Kardashian, Shay Mitchell, and Madonna. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kylie Jenner's New Navy Manicure Is the Perfect Moody Blue Nail Look for Fall," 8 Nov. 2020 As per usual, Rae brought her beauty A-game to the virtual award show, with help from her go-to glam squad: makeup artist Joanna Simkin, hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood, and manicurist Eri Ishizu. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Issa Rae's 2020 Emmys Makeup Is a Perfectly Unexpected Fall Beauty Look," 20 Sep. 2020 To take the skit to the next level, Fineman joked that not only did the coronavirus leave her without guests, but her makeup artist and manicurist had also canceled on her. Kaitlyn Frey,, "SNL's Chloe Fineman Changed Her Hair Color 15 Times During Quarantine: 'This Is Psychotic'," 8 Sep. 2020 The client, however, appeared to believe the condition of her nails justified exposing her unsuspecting manicurist to the highly contagious novel strain of coronavirus, offering more of an excuse than an apology. Marci Robin, Allure, "A Manicurist Says Her Client Knowingly Exposed Her to COVID-19," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of manicurist

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manicurist was in 1889

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22 Dec 2020

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“Manicurist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce manicurist (audio) \

Kids Definition of manicurist

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

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