pedicurist


pedicurist

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.

noun

  1. 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.

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