ped·​i·​cure | \ ˈpe-di-ˌkyu̇r How to pronounce pedicure (audio) \

Definition of pedicure

1 : a person who provides care for the feet, toes, and nails
2a : care of the feet, toes, and nails
b : a single treatment of these parts

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Other Words from pedicure

pedicurist \ ˈpe-​di-​ˌkyu̇r-​ist How to pronounce pedicure (audio) \ noun

Examples of pedicure in a Sentence

She's getting a pedicure tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web For this tricky job, the right tool can mean the difference between frustration and a perfect pupper pedicure. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "All the essentials your dog actually needs, according to vets," 26 Feb. 2021 Pedicure Spa Kit Continue the relaxation momentum with an at home pedicure with all of the amazing Naturally London fix-ins! Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Skincare Products Formulated To Be An Essential Part Of Her Daily Routine," 28 Feb. 2021 Winter weather can leave feet dry, chapped, and constantly in need of an emergency pedicure. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best heated slippers: Say goodbye to cold feet," 20 Feb. 2021 Those toes are going to be ready for a pedicure this spring and summer. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "This Foot Peel Mask with Over 8,000 Amazon Reviews Is Giving Shoppers the Grossest (But Most Satisfying) Results," 19 Feb. 2021 While on a royal tour of India in 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge drew criticism for not having a pedicure, while, on the flip side, in 2018, Meghan’s dark-hued manicure at the British Fashion Awards was considered a breach of protocol. Rachel Burchfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Wear Nail Polish Like Kate and Meghan," 21 Jan. 2021 Customers walk up the stairs to find chairs with pedicure stations lined up, a few stations for nails, a massage room in the back and an empty space for designer shoes — a unique offering at her former locations — that will come soon. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit salon owner's key to success: Make a space that feels like home to customers," 10 Jan. 2021 Perfect for your favorite pedicure-loving pal or essential workers who are on their feet all day, this FootNanny kit helps slough off winter dryness and exfoliate and moisturize feet instead. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Oprah’s Favorite Things have arrived on Amazon: Shop the giftable list now," 11 Nov. 2020 The interior is a tight 650 square feet, with bench-style pedicure stations along a Millennial-pink wall and manicures set up around a corner bar, plus a new parklet for outdoor treatments that seats two customers at a time. Flora Tsapovsky,, "High Five in San Francisco aims to be a nail salon you can feel good about," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pedicure

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pedicure

French pédicure, from Latin ped-, pes foot + curare to take care, from cura care

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10 Apr 2021

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“Pedicure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pedicure

: a treatment to improve the appearance and health of the feet or toenails


ped·​i·​cure | \ ˈpe-di-ˌkyu̇r How to pronounce pedicure (audio) \

Kids Definition of pedicure

: a treatment of the feet, toes, and toenails for beauty or comfort


ped·​i·​cure | \ ˈped-i-ˌkyu̇(ə)r How to pronounce pedicure (audio) \

Medical Definition of pedicure

1 : a person who provides care for the feet, toes, and nails
2a : care of the feet, toes, and nails
b : a single treatment of the feet, toes, or nails

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