Definition of fish pedicure in US English:

fish pedicure


  • A cosmetic treatment in which one places one's feet in a tank containing small fish that nibble away dead or calloused skin on the feet.

    • ‘The barber and cosmetology departments in these states say these fish pedicures do not meet sanitary requirements.’
    • ‘The fish pedicure is just a new trend of pedicure, so really there are no books or no regulation for it.’
    • ‘After a few pleasantaries, she throws in - apropos of nothing - "I'm going for one of those fish pedicures tomorrow."’
    • ‘Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months.’
    • ‘I would definitely try a fish pedicure as I have terrible feet.’
    • ‘Apparently, fish pedicures are the latest rage.’
    • ‘The US state of Texas has banned fish pedicures over health and safety concerns, denying salon customers the opportunity to enjoy the sensation of hundreds of small fish nibbling away the dead skin from their feet.’
    • ‘The state of Illinois says it appears to be impossible to perform fish pedicures that comply with the code's sanitary standards.’
    • ‘Have you all had a fish pedicure yet?’
    • ‘But I agree - a fish pedicure is exactly the kind of thing she needs, for it gets her out of the house and away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.’