Definition of pedicure in English:

pedicure

noun

  • A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails.

    ‘a pedicure will make sure your feet look their best’
    • ‘I'm a little self-conscious about how my feet look and a nice pedicure certainly pretties them up.’
    • ‘A pedicure is essential: wearing sandals without pretty feet or at least a lick of nail polish makes me cringe.’
    • ‘The survey also documented attitudes about personal grooming, with 47 per cent of respondents having treated themselves to a manicure, pedicure or facial treatment every couple of months.’
    • ‘Just make sure you get a pretty pedicure to show off on the beach.’
    • ‘Well, you should have regular pedicures and use creams and powders on your feet to keep the skin supple and prevent infection and odour.’
    • ‘A manicure and a pedicure later, both girls were lying in their sleeping bags having their traditional sleepover chat.’
    • ‘The bride-to-be and her friends get together at a spa to enjoy relaxing massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and other treatments.’
    • ‘She offers aromatherapy massages to ease tension and back pain, and manicures, pedicures, arm and foot massages to improve joint mobility.’
    • ‘If you want to get into beauty treatments, have pedicures, because all your ills go to your feet.’
    • ‘Treat yourself to a foot massage and pedicure and pick up a pair of candy-colored flip-flops - with some bright pink polish to match!’
    • ‘Treat your feet to a pedicure at home once a week - and feel the difference!’
    • ‘Massage oils are also great for hands and feet if she gives herself manicures and pedicures.’
    • ‘Nails are optional and if offered should be high-end nail services like a spa pedicure with foot mask, massage, exfoliation and footbath.’
    • ‘Choose from massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments.’
    • ‘On Saturdays, after I get a pedicure, I treat myself to pizza with mushrooms and pepperoni and a strawberry milkshake.’
    • ‘Regular pedicures can also help keep feet and toes in prime condition.’
    • ‘If your feet and toenails are really banged up, consider getting a pedicure.’
    • ‘The next morning, it's pedicures and manicures for the three of us.’
    • ‘Tanya can do waxing or tinting, and can treat seniors to full body, shoulder and neck or foot massages as well as manicures, pedicures and makeovers for any occasion.’
    • ‘Our main treatments for youngsters are manicures and pedicures but we also do mini facials and makeovers and special occasion make up for weddings.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Give a pedicure to (the feet)

    ‘pedicured feet’
    • ‘We are manicured and pedicured, measured and weighed.’
    • ‘They're buffed, toned, entirely hairless, manicured, pedicured, facialed, plucked, waxed, moisturised, walking talking perfectly made-up shiny-haired automatons from hell.’
    • ‘Have you failed to hear a word he's said since he swept you off your perfectly pedicured feet and into the nearest watering hole?’
    • ‘After a few good, long minutes of wandering, her bare, pedicured feet making no noise on the thick crimson carpet cloaking the floors, she spotted them.’
    • ‘Her toes were all nice and manicured and pedicured, it was just beautiful.’
    • ‘Part of preventing that involves washing, buffing, creaming, and occasionally pedicuring my footsies.’
    • ‘She wore many bracelets, and flip-flops to show off her recently pedicured feet.’
    • ‘The colorful Indian toe rings to show off freshly pedicured toes.’
    • ‘I'm tweezed, conditioned, hot oiled, hot waxed, manicured, pedicured, glossed, concealed, spritzed and sprayed.’
    • ‘She didn't care what others may perceive of her looks at that instant, with her elegant black gown that lacked the final touch of a pair of footwear on her feet endowed with perfectly pedicured toes.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French pédicure, from Latin pes, ped- foot + curare attend to.

Pronunciation:

pedicure

/ˈpɛdɪkjʊə/