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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As the years went by, new technology took off, including the infamous spa pedicure chair that became a game-changer in the '80s. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "See the Last 100 Years of Foot-Care History in Just 3 Minutes," 15 Mar. 2018 Canuso also suggests making your last pedicure at least two weeks out from race day. Isadora Baum, SELF, "What All Runners Should Know Before Getting a Pedicure," 5 Mar. 2019 Kate Middleton has actually rocked a dark pedicures at similar events with glamorous looks of her own. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Snuck in Dark Nail Polish with Another Royal Look," 17 Jan. 2019 Breaking the unspoken rules of royal tradition, which decree non-distracting polish shades as mandatory, the Duchess of Sussex revealed a dark purple pedicure for a performance of Cirque du Soleil's Totem show. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Meghan Markle’s Royal Quick Change Is a Lesson in Date Night Beauty," 16 Jan. 2019 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

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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 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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