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

  • noun One who gives manicures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who practises manicure; a manicure.

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

  • noun A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their fingernails; -- formerly called a manicure.

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

  • noun A person who performs manicures.

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

  • noun a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails


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  • A friend writes: I'm having my weekly manicure (yes, I've fallen that far), and my manicurist is a beauty of about 28, divorced with joint custody of a 5-year-old son.

    December 2003 2003

  • In preparation, I've stowed the Volvo for the night, set aside my copy of the New York Times, taken the last gulp of my latte and am about to set my freshly manicured fingers to keyboard. (as a side note, my manicurist is Malaysian, apparently, the Vietnamese are much better at these sorts of things but hey, she's Muslim; they really know how to work the fingernails)

    In New Letter, Clinton's Lawyers Demand ABC Yank Film 2009

  • a sparkling aqua from a manicurist, in other words someone who knows how a varnish should handle and finish: clean, clear as the Mediterranean Sea and very pretty with just the right iridescence to lift it. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011

  • Many times a manicurist was attached to a barber shop, and oddly enough, the first consumers for this new service were men!

    On How to Be Lovely | Edwardian Promenade 2010

  • The manicurist was a lithe, tall girl, with a small young, wicked face; and meekly demure.

    Married Life The True Romance May Edginton 1920

  • "Shards of skin dangled from fingers that look disfigured and ended with fingernails that can only be described as a manicurist's worst nightmare."

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News 2009

  • Attack of the Kindergarten manicurist, originally uploaded by kitschenette.

    February 2009 2009

  • Attack of the Kindergarten manicurist, originally uploaded by kitschenette.

    Attack of the Kindergarten manicurist 2009

  • Meanwhile, the manicurist dips my fingers into soapy green water.

    The Memory Palace Mira Bartók 2011

  • Jacqueline Padilha is a genius Brazilian manicurist who comes to my house.

    Linda Rodin 2012


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