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[man-i-kyoo r-ist] /ˈmæn ɪˌkyʊər ɪst/
a person who gives manicures.
Origin of manicurist
First recorded in 1885-90; manicure + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for manicurist
Contemporary Examples
  • The manicurist had just finished administering the polish to Michelle when there was a knock on the door, and there he was!

    D.C. Diary Tina Brown January 18, 2009
Historical Examples
  • Her manicurist and her hairdresser will eat up as much as you pay for your board.

    The Easiest Way

    Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • There was the address of a manicurist, a programme of the Empire.

    The Golden Web Anthony Partridge
  • This touched my professional pride as manicurist and lady's-maid.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • How can the barber support the manicurist who has had twelve?

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • Many men tip the manicurist as much as they pay for the service.

    The Itching Palm William R Scott
  • The manicurist, after one quick upward glance, continued her work.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
  • Then suddenly the manicurist stood still and confronted Peter.

  • Be sure that your manicurist is not syphilitic, or at least that her hands are healthy, clean and free from any eruption.


    William J. Robinson
  • Hurriedly collecting the remainder of the implements and placing them in an attache case, the manicurist hurried from the room.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for manicurist


a person who gives manicures, esp as a profession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for manicurist

1884, from manicure (n.) after its sense shifted + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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