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

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 Mom gets to enjoy a full spa day at Kamaha’o, a Marilyn Monroe Spa with a massage, pedicure and facial. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Sundays' pale yet vivid take on the color, L.05 ($18), is begging to become the signature pedicure shade of anyone who loves a splashy pastel. Marci Robin, Allure, 23 Apr. 2022 Technically this isn’t a pedicure product, but trust us. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2022 Salon Allure has all the luxuries that professional salons have, including massage pedicure chairs -- my personal favorite. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 28 Jan. 2022 Earlier Monday, the mayor tweeted a photo of himself getting a pedicure in preparation for the Meta Gala. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 3 May 2022 Duane Kuiper has a wonderful relationship with his nearly 3-year-old granddaughter, Andy, and one recent afternoon near his home in Danville, Kuiper took her out for a pedicure. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 Parenting obviously isn't an easy task, and if your dad — or partner — deserves some relaxation time, set up a few spa activities from a pedicure to a back massage to a hydrating face mask. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 21 Apr. 2022 Not to mention the process of giving yourself an at-home pedicure can be soothing and meditative, especially after a long day. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pedicure.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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

Learn More About pedicure

Time Traveler for pedicure

Time Traveler

The first known use of pedicure was in 1784

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near pedicure

pediculous

pedicure

pediform

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pedicure

Last Updated

28 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Pedicure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedicure. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for pedicure

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!