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.
Recent Examples on the Web Plus there’s an entire section dedicated to finding and booking beauty appointments, helpful for avoiding a long wait for a pedicure or nabbing that once-in-a-while facial. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "Our Favorite Productivity Apps, from Working at Home to Working Out," 17 Jan. 2020 Getting a manicure or a pedicure or a massage (laughs). Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, "Exercise keeps ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor Norah O’Donnell sane," 7 Oct. 2019 Stocksy Sorry to horrify you, my perfectly polished friends, but one incredibly unlucky woman in North Carolina almost had her leg amputated after getting an infection from a pedicure. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Woman's Pedicure Infection Almost Results in Leg Amputation," 24 July 2018 Mondays special features 10 percent off all manicure and pedicure services. cleveland, "Avon Duck Tape Festival dates change, moves location: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 11 Jan. 2020 Smith and her brother, Ryan Pittman, her daughter Mia Harrison and her daughter's friend Emily Owen, instead went to the shopping center to get pedicures, see a movie and get a bite to eat. Clara Turnage, Arkansas Online, "'Twas just before Christmas ...," 22 Dec. 2019 Men can wear dresses, put on makeup, and get pedicures. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "How GQ has redefined itself in an era of a new masculinity," 14 Oct. 2019 All the typical spa services are available, from facials and massages to pedicures, as well as seasonal packages that bundle treatments with extras like breakfast and robe rentals. Laura Randall, Washington Post, "Instead of a high-priced, high-end L.A. spa, take the waters at low-key Glen Ivy," 11 Dec. 2019 Free and living large, DaBaby Sunday went from being barefoot in a salon chair getting a pedicure, to an outlandish scene in a nightclub. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DaBaby is the breakout rapper of 2019. His Milwaukee 'Kirk' tour stop proves superstardom is next.," 18 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of pedicure was in 1784

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28 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pedicure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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