verb (used with object), man·i·cured, man·i·cur·ing.
verb (used without object), man·i·cured, man·i·cur·ing.
- manifest content
Origin of manicure
Examples from the Web for manicure
Now, next time you find yourself stuck at a layover in dire need of a manicure, Essie will be there to help.American Apparel Appoints First Female Board Member; Britney Spears Is Designing Lingerie|The Fashion Beast Team|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not enough time for a manicure, probably just enough time for a stiff drink.
And she even matched her manicure to her outfit, flashing nails that were a shade of teal.Michelle Obama at DNC: Tracy Reese Dress With J. Crew Heels (PHOTOS)|Isabel Wilkinson|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“He did not want to come back this season, and I did,” she said, admiring her manicure.
She was what Peter called a "swell dresser," and it transpired that she worked in a manicure parlor.100%: The Story of a Patriot|Upton Sinclair
I saw Miss Million clap her hands that are still rather red and rough from housework, manicure them as I will.Miss Million's Maid|Bertha Ruck
The scene represents a manicure establishment in New Bond Street.
Nevertheless, pray be careful how you slight the manicure trade.
She had stopped before her dressing-table and was toying with her manicure things.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
Word Origin for manicure
1873, "one who professionally treats hands and fingernails," from French manicure, literally "the care of the hands," from Latin manus "hand" (see manual) + cura "care" (see cure). Meaning "treatment and care of the hands and fingernails" is attested from 1887.
1889, from manicure (n.). Related: Manicured; manicuring.