man·​i·​cur·​ist ˈma-nə-ˌkyu̇r-ist How to pronounce manicurist (audio)
: a person who gives manicures

Examples of manicurist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Engagement nails tend to be on the minimalist side—think French manicures or neutral shades—says celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik whose clientele includes Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2023 The jet-setting Lopez hopped a plane to New York for the shows, including an appearance at Coach, and her nails looked the part of a front-row mainstay thanks to her manicurist Tom Bachik. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 8 Sep. 2023 This year, Fox rang in Halloween with a blood-red manicure covered in teeny-tiny Halloween-centric nail tattoos, courtesy of manicurist Brittney Boyce. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 30 Oct. 2023 With over 128,000 likes on her pedi video, the creator went to the manicurist Vitalika as her first Russian nail tech. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 30 Oct. 2023 And last November luxury manicurist Iram Shelton created a darker rendition for those cold winter days, also finished off with a full black tip. Elle Turner, Glamour, 17 Oct. 2023 As usual, Lopez turned to her go-to manicurist Tom Bachik for a little fall update to her nail routine. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 27 Sep. 2023 For an unexpected pop of color, manicurist Tom Bachik painted her nails a glossy shade of lilac. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 8 Sep. 2023 The talons in question were painted and sculpted by nail artist Coca Michelle, who is also Megan Thee Stallion's go-to manicurist. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 26 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manicurist was in 1889

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“Manicurist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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man·​i·​cur·​ist ˈman-ə-ˌkyu̇r-əst How to pronounce manicurist (audio)
: a person who gives manicures

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