cosmetology

[ koz-mi-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkɒz mɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the art or profession of applying cosmetics.

Origin of cosmetology

1850–55; < Greek kosmētó(s) adorned, arranged (see cosmetic) + -logy, apparently modeled on French cosmétologie

Related forms

cos·me·to·log·i·cal [koz-mi-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒz mɪ tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecos·me·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cosmetologist (1 of 2)

cosmetologist

/ (ˌkɒzmɪˈtɒlədʒɪst) /

noun

a person skilled or trained in the use of cosmetics and beauty treatments

Word Origin for cosmetologist

C20: a blend of cosmetics + -ologist

British Dictionary definitions for cosmetologist (2 of 2)

cosmetology

/ (ˌkɒzmɛˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the work of beauty therapists, including hairdressing, facials, manicures, etc
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