ped·i·cure | \ˈpe-di-ˌkyu̇r \

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 \ noun

Examples of pedicure in a Sentence

She's getting a pedicure tomorrow.

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Jonathan Jacobs’ dream was to open a full-scale barbershop and spa with massage rooms, pedicure stations, perhaps a room for facials, and, of course, top-of-the line haircuts and beard trimming services complete with hot towels and — ahhh — steam. Elizabeth Wellington,, "A mobile barbershop experience that elevates the culture of the gentleman | Elizabeth Wellington," 21 June 2018 Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by sandals season, and the accompanying pressure of needing a pedicure to partake. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Woven Shoes and Sandals: The Summer Trend You Don't Need a Pedicure For," 7 June 2018 Along with the trio, Toomey and Tenoverten created a $155 bundle that includes the polishes, a pedicure at one of Tenoverten’s salons, and a credit for Toomey’s the Class workout session. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Tenoverten Launches a Polish Trio With Wellness Guru Taryn Toomey," 17 Apr. 2018 Spa services include a variety of facials, massages, manacures, pedicures and more. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee salon and med spa brings a new beauty concept to Pewaukee Lake," 21 June 2018 The 1,600-square-foot salon holds eight manicure/pedicure stations designed for privacy; each one can be curtained off. Kavita Daswani,, "Four brilliant ways to give your lifestyle a health and wellness boost," 28 Apr. 2018 Specialists administer bovine pedicures to some—at a cost of $150 a hoof—to make sure their great weight doesn’t damage their feet or cause arthritis. Oliver Griffin, WSJ, "Like Your Steak Aged 36 Months? Try 17 Years," 10 July 2018 After ruling out all other causes, doctors linked the injured nails to the fish pedicure. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "This Woman's Toenails Fell Off After Getting a "Fish Pedicure"," 6 July 2018 There have been several reports of people developing staphylococcus or myobacterium infections after getting fish pedicures, for starters. Amanda Macmillan,, "A Fish Pedicure Caused a Woman's Toenails to Stop Growing and Fall Off, According to Her Doctor," 5 July 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of pedicure

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


ped·i·cure | \ˈped-i-ˌkyu̇(ə)r \

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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