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

Definition of manicurist

: a person who gives manicures

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Meanwhile, Hadid's manicurist Mei Kawajiri shared the model's floral mani to her feed. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Just Confirmed They Are BFF Goals With Matching Manicures," 30 July 2019 Check your cuticles, says celebrity manicurist Fleury Rose. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The Easy Way to Figure Out Which Nail Shape Looks Best on You," 10 Jan. 2019 The bill, also called AB5, exempts dozens of occupations, including doctors, lawyers, architects, accountants, private investigators, commercial fishermen, manicurists and estheticians. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "California's gig worker law will mostly affect non-gig workers," 13 Sep. 2019 Undine and her mother are reliant on their masseuse and manicurist, Mrs. Heeny, to decipher the codes and hierarchies of aristocratic New York. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "What Edith Wharton Knew, a Century Ago, About Women and Fame in America," 10 Sep. 2019 The trend was brought to us by one of Instagram's favourite manicurists, Betina Goldstein, who also brought us cuticle striping last season. Megan Decker,, "The Minimalist French-Manicure Trend You'll Want To Wear All Summer," 5 June 2019 In keeping with the toy theme, the talented manicurist even drew a stuffed giraffe on one of the multihyphenate's fingers. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Debuted a FAO Schwarz-Themed Manicure on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"," 24 Oct. 2018 To tell a new story with each episode or scene, the show relies on chief manicurist Morgan Dixon. Los Angeles Times, "‘Claws,’ the full-figured, working-class answer to ‘Big Little Lies’," 23 July 2019 Her manicurist, Elle, showed off her handiwork on Instagram. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Blake Lively’s Nails at the Detective Pikachu Premiere Had a Secret Nod to Ryan Reynolds," 3 May 2019

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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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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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