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Definition of "manicurist" [man•i•cur•ist]

  • One who gives manicures. (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 "manicurist" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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)"
  • "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."