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pedicure

[ped-i-kyoo r] /ˈpɛd ɪˌkyʊər/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; < French pédicure. See pedi-, cure
Related forms
pedicurist, noun
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Examples for pedicure
  • 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.
  • Nail salons offer manicure and pedicure services to their customers.
  • Clients' hands and feet shall be cleaned with soap and water or a waterless sanitizer before beginning a nail or pedicure service.
British Dictionary definitions for pedicure

pedicure

/ˈpɛdɪˌkjʊə/
noun
1.
professional treatment of the feet, either by a medical expert or a cosmetician
Word Origin
C19: via French from Latin pēs foot + curāre to care for
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Word Origin and History for pedicure
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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