Definition of pedicure in English:

pedicure

noun

  • A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails.

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

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective pedicured
  • Give a cosmetic treatment to (the feet and toenails)

    • ‘I'd barely set my pedicured foot into the school when I was approached by a guy with dyed jet-black hair and a gray gas station attendant's shirt that had ‘Ray ‘embroidered on the breast pocket.’
    • ‘After putting on the formfitting, strapless nutmeg-colored pant set, Nyla slipped her pedicured feet into a pair of gorgeous Aztec beaded shoes with suede insoles.’
    • ‘Your pedicured toes won't be peeping through colourful mules for quite some time.’
    • ‘It appeared that Em and the rest of her friends had swept the floor right from beneath her pedicured toes.’
    • ‘Laughing at the stupidity of her friend whom she could picture perched in her favorite arm chair, phone pressed to her ear, her pedicured feet thrown lazily over the arm of the soft chair.’
    • ‘It's the blueprint for barefoot luxury - the French pedicured version, that is.’
    • ‘It's funny isn't it that I thought something would be familiar, when all I was really familiar with were my pedicured toes, the tv remote, the pool and my bed.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

pedicure

/ˈpedəˌkyo͝or/