- professional care and treatment of the feet, as removal of corns and trimming of toenails.
- a single treatment of the feet.
- a podiatrist.
Origin of pedicure
- professional treatment of the feet, either by a medical expert or a cosmetician
Word Origin and History for pedicure
1839, "one whose business is surgical care of feet" (removal of corns, bunions, etc.), from French pédicure, from Latin pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)) + curare "to care for," from cura (see care). In reference to the treatment itself, attested from 1890; specifically as a beauty treatment, from 1900.