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Definition of "cosmetology" [cosmetology]

  • The study or art of cosmetics and their use. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cosmetology" in a sentence
  • "And making college-bound kids take two years of cosmetology is just as dumb as making career-bound kids take two years of college prep courses."
  • "For Nakeisha Kaine, 18, who is helping her mother raise her teenage brother Sirterryon, food stamps are putting meals on the table as she pursues her education in cosmetology."
  • "WHEN I met Scott, I was somewhere between the before and after picture - in a no man's land called cosmetology school."