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[ koz-mi-tish-uh n ]
/ ˌkɒz mɪˈtɪʃ ən /


a person who manufactures or sells cosmetics.
a person professionally engaged in the application of cosmetics.

Nearby words

cosine, cosla, cosm-, cosmetic, cosmetic surgery, cosmetician, cosmeticize, cosmetics, cosmetize, cosmetologist, cosmetology

Origin of cosmetician

First recorded in 1925–30; cosmet(ic) + -ician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cosmetician

  • The Grdznth sitting on the stool looked regretfully from the cosmetician to the Public Relations men.

    PRoblem|Alan Edward Nourse
  • Pete Greenwood stared at the cosmetician sobbing in the chair.

    PRoblem|Alan Edward Nourse

British Dictionary definitions for cosmetician


/ (ˌkɒzmɪˈtɪʃən) /


a person who makes, sells, or applies cosmetics
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