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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Because, well, the Mother’s Day pedicure’s fun and all, but a visit to the plastic surgeon is far longer lasting. Alyssa Giacobbe, Town & Country, "Plastic Surgery Is the New Trend in Mother Daughter Bonding," 11 May 2017 To be safe, do a DIY pedicure at home, and save the nail salons for polish changes only. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Woman's Pedicure Infection Almost Results in Leg Amputation," 24 July 2018 Tom Ford's creations are generally always of the splurge variety and the brand's new signature Neroli Portofino pedicure available exclusively at the John Barrett Salon is no exception. Fiorella Valdesolo, Town & Country, "Portofino, By Way of Bergdorf," 16 May 2014 According to the New York Post, women are swapping lunch meetings for power pedicures. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "It's VS Fashion Show Day, Plus More!," 13 Nov. 2013 But other experts aren't convinced that the pedicure is to blame. Temi Adebowale, Marie Claire, "A Woman's Toenails Fell Off After a Fish Pedicure," 3 July 2018 But a pedicure is more than the eradication of callus. Popular Mechanics, "55 Things to Do Before the World Ends," 19 Apr. 2018 Stepping out at her Italian Fenty Beauty launch in what's soon to be next season's best beauty trend, the singer accessorized her black Versace leather minidress with a white-hot, minimalist pedicure. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Rihanna Already Has A Leg Up On Next Season's It-Nail Trend," 6 Apr. 2018 But fish pedicures can also apparently be dangerous. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "This Woman's Toenails Fell Off After Getting a "Fish Pedicure"," 6 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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