man·i·cur·ist | \-ˌkyu̇r-ist \

Definition of manicurist 

: a person who gives manicures

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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 Jenna is a successful celebrity manicurist who founded an agency called Nailing Hollywood., "I Almost Lost Everything — But Becoming A Manicurist Turned My Life Around," 19 Mar. 2018 Now, the Arlington Heights neighborhood is filled instead with new restaurants, banks, manicurists, and hair salons, Balich said. Elise Takahama,, "Arlington’s five-and-dime shop to close after 64 years; patrons bid bittersweet goodbye," 22 June 2018 Once a week there is a hairdresser and a manicurist, too. Leslie Kendall Dye, Longreads, "City on a Hill," 23 June 2018 Kate Hudson, Debra Messing, Heidi Klum and more stars sported the shade — and as manicurist Tom Bachik says, his client, Klum, wore the color not just to match her dress, but also to stand up for the movement. Jillian Ruffo,, "Stars Who Wore Black Nail Polish to the Golden Globes in Solidarity With the Time's Up Moment," 7 Jan. 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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