pedicure

[ped-i-kyoor]
noun
1.
professional care and treatment of the feet, as removal of corns and trimming of toenails.
2.
a single treatment of the feet.
3.
a podiatrist.

Origin:
1835–45; < French pédicure. See pedi-, cure

pedicurist, noun
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pedicure (ˈpɛdɪˌkjʊə)
 
n
professional treatment of the feet, either by a medical expert or a cosmetician
 
[C19: via French from Latin pēs foot + curāre to care for]

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pedicure
1842, "one whose business is surgical care of feet" (removal of corns, bunions, etc.), from Fr. pédicure, from L. pes (gen. pedis) "foot" + curare "to care for," from cura (see care). In ref. to the treatment itself, attested from 1890; specifically as a beauty treatment, from 1900.
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Example sentences
News on hair transplants and eye lifts and on keeping your feet warm after a
  pedicure.
Pedicure equipment and procedures for cleaning and disinfecting after each
  client use.
Or, maybe you're thinking of getting artificial fingernails or having a
  relaxing pedicure.
If you go to a nail salon for a pedicure, your feet may be soaked in a
  whirlpool footbath before your pedicure.
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