pedicure

noun
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 pedicurist (audio) \ noun

Examples of pedicure in a Sentence

She's getting a pedicure tomorrow.

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Royal protocol is a code of conduct for state occasions; it's etiquette, and frankly has nothing to do with what color pedicure Meghan, or any royal for that matter, wears to a charity theater event. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "No, Meghan Markle Didn't Break Royal Protocol With Her Dark Nail Polish," 17 Jan. 2019 And unlike a nail salon or a full-service spa, Sport Clips doesn’t have to worry about potential health-and-safety minefields like hair-color chemicals, waxing and pedicure tubs. Audrey Dutton, idahostatesman, "Is your salon clean and safe? Many are, but state board cracks down on violators.," 15 Jan. 2018 Salon owner Kim Tran's reasoning: Her pedicure chairs have a weight limit of 200 pounds and cost $2,500 to fix. Brynn Mannino, Woman's Day, "Georgia Woman Charged Extra for Mani-Pedi for Being Overweight," 27 Aug. 2010 Some wear blue shoes, others go for a blue manicure or pedicure; a piece of jewelry with a blue gem is popular option, as is a blue ribbon tied around the bridal bouquet. Marci Robin, Allure, "A Bride's Blue Pen Exploded in Her Hair Days Before Her Wedding, and the Photos Are Dramatic," 18 Aug. 2018 Because, well, the Mother’s Day pedicure’s fun and all, but a visit to the plastic surgeon is far longer lasting. Alyssa Giacobbe, Town & Country, "Plastic Surgery Is the New Trend in Mother Daughter Bonding," 11 May 2017 To be safe, do a DIY pedicure at home, and save the nail salons for polish changes only. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Woman's Pedicure Infection Almost Results in Leg Amputation," 24 July 2018 Tom Ford's creations are generally always of the splurge variety and the brand's new signature Neroli Portofino pedicure available exclusively at the John Barrett Salon is no exception. Fiorella Valdesolo, Town & Country, "Portofino, By Way of Bergdorf," 16 May 2014 According to the New York Post, women are swapping lunch meetings for power pedicures. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "It's VS Fashion Show Day, Plus More!," 13 Nov. 2013

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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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pedicure

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pedicure

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

pedicure

noun
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

pedicure

noun
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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