- professional care and treatment of the feet, as removal of corns and trimming of toenails.
- a single treatment of the feet.
- a podiatrist.
- professional treatment of the feet, either by a medical expert or a cosmetician
n.1839, “one whose business is surgical care of feet” (removal of corns, bunions, etc.), from French pédicure, from Latin pes (genitive pedis) “foot” (see foot (n.)) + curare “to care for,” from cura (see care). In reference to the treatment itself, attested from 1890; specifically as a beauty treatment, from 1900.