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cosmetology

[koz-mi-tol-uh-jee] /ˌkɒz mɪˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the art or profession of applying cosmetics.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek kosmētó(s) adorned, arranged (see cosmetic) + -logy, apparently modeled on French cosmétologie
Related forms
cosmetological
[koz-mi-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒz mɪ tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cosmetologist, noun
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Examples from the web for cosmetologist
  • Then the gel is daubed on by a cosmetologist or makeup artist to darken and shape the lashes.
  • The application for cosmetologist exam consists of several parts.
  • There is no difference between a barber and a cosmetologist in terms of licensing requirements.
British Dictionary definitions for cosmetologist

cosmetologist

/ˌkɒzmɪˈtɒlədʒɪst/
noun
1.
a person skilled or trained in the use of cosmetics and beauty treatments
Word Origin
C20: a blend of cosmetics + -ologist

cosmetology

/ˌkɒzmɛˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the work of beauty therapists, including hairdressing, facials, manicures, etc
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Word Origin and History for cosmetologist
n.

1926, American English, from cosmetology + -ist. Won out over cosmetician.

cosmetology

n.

1855, from French cosmétologie, from Latinized form of Greek kosmetos (see cosmetic) + -ology.

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