pedicure

noun

ped·​i·​cure ˈpe-di-ˌkyu̇r How to pronounce pedicure (audio)
1
: a person who provides care for the feet, toes, and nails
2
a
: care of the feet, toes, and nails
b
: a single treatment of these parts
pedicurist noun

Examples of pedicure in a Sentence

She's getting a pedicure tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web Boyce even continued the theme on Fox's feet with a pink pedicure and a charm on her big toes. Marci Robin, Allure, 5 Feb. 2024 The cozy spa, which smells entirely of lavender, offers facials, pedicures, and massages either in the open-air beach cabana or inside. Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 26 Jan. 2024 Consider doing a service yourself such as learning to braid your child’s hair yourself or doing your own pedicures. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 24 Jan. 2024 Parts of his and, especially, her toes needed repainting from scratch, with the intact imagery in the Uffizi pair used as a helpful guide to the painterly pedicure. Christopher Knight, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2024 Manicures, pedicures, massages and knitting lessons were all available for guests to indulge in — as well as tables for people to play blackjack, craps and poker. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Summer is in full swing, which means there's never been a better time to try new pedicure trends. Melanie Paukner, Glamour, 14 July 2023 On Target For the mother-in-law who doesn’t have time to run out to the spa for a pedicure, give her this electronic foot file from Amopé. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 25 Oct. 2023 Schedule an appointment with your go-to facialist or massage therapist (the active removal emotions and tension stored in your muscles is a physical activity, too), or just make space for a manicure or pedicure. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 24 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French pédicure, from Latin ped-, pes foot + curare to take care, from cura care

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedicure was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Pedicure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedicure. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

pedicure

noun
ped·​i·​cure ˈped-i-ˌkyu̇(ə)r How to pronounce pedicure (audio)
: care of the feet, toes, and toenails
also : a single treatment of these parts

Medical Definition

pedicure

noun
ped·​i·​cure ˈped-i-ˌkyu̇(ə)r How to pronounce pedicure (audio)
1
: a person who provides care for the feet, toes, and nails
2
a
: care of the feet, toes, and nails
b
: a single treatment of the feet, toes, or nails
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