Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cosmetic care of the feet and toenails.
  • noun A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails.
  • noun A podiatrist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The cure or care of the feet. Compare manicure.
  • noun One whose business is the surgical care of the feet.
  • To care for the feet of (some one), and to treat minor ailments of the feet, such as corns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Professional care of the feet, toes, and toenails.
  • noun A single treatment of the feet, toes, and toenails.
  • noun One who cares for the feet and nails; a chiropodist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun superficial cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails
  • verb To apply such treatment to the feet

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun professional care for the feet and toenails
  • verb care for one's feet by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French pédicure : Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see pedi– + Latin cūra, care; see cure.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin pedis (feet)

Examples

  • Others may say that the minimum requirements for a beautiful day should include the word pedicure.

    You Being Beautiful

  • Others may say that the minimum requirements for a beautiful day should include the word pedicure.

    You Being Beautiful

  • “I’m not sure who that is, but it helps that you have attractive feet and know the meaning of the word pedicure.”

    Crossed

  • “I’m not sure who that is, but it helps that you have attractive feet and know the meaning of the word pedicure.”

    Crossed

  • There are a lot of “things” out there that I just do not need in my life … and being interrupted by a phone call while I’m grocery shopping, having my hair washed or getting a relaxing pedicure is NOT one of them.

    Will This E-Reader Replace Papers? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The stereotype of the feckless woman who has an abortion and then a pedicure is a sub rosa staple of the opposition, and there's no question that it could be counteracted by real people talking about making a difficult but necessary choice.

    The Same People

  • If you think a pedicure is a good way to unwind, you might want to think again, especially after seeing this next report.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2006

  • A pedicure is a favorite in the winter to restore the softness of summer skin that usually gets rough and scaly with the dry winter air.

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  • "The basic manicure is $15 and basic pedicure, which is $30," said Megan Parr,

    Chicago news, weather, traffic - CBS 2 - WBBM

  • oh, the pedicure was my own idea - it was not a race-sponsored item; It was my first 5K in many many years, and I had promised myself that if I could get across the finish line without having a heart attack I would get a pedicure that afternoon.

    In emotional shock so I make with the nattering funny talk

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