verb (used with object), man·i·cured, man·i·cur·ing.
verb (used without object), man·i·cured, man·i·cur·ing.
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Origin of manicure
Examples from the Web for manicured
“I just got my nails done,” gushes Michael C. Hall, extending his manicured, silver digits towards me.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He calls it “that same green diamond of manicured grass that a member of the Yankees grounds crew once helped maintain.”My Own Horace Mann Story and The New York Times Abuse Report|Kate Aurthur|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The hidden courtyard-gardens are lush affairs with manicured boxwood, stone fountains.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows|Robin Givhan|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What if the pitchfork crowd has charged the manicured greens and taken over the clubhouse?
But the marriage was loveless and lonely and McRay found herself meandering the manicured grounds, plotting her escape.
Chet showed up one evening with his nails all manicured; yes, sir, polished till you needed smoked glasses to look at 'em.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
His Highness did not often offer his manicured hand to others, and at this I was, I admit, greatly surprised.The Secrets of Potsdam|William Le Queux
But Maison kidded me the whole three hours while we was in the beauty-parlours getting waived and manicured.Believe You Me!|Nina Wilcox Putnam
Hands that but a short while ago were manicured twice a week were now broadened, manly, brown and grease-stained.The Yazoo Mystery|Irving Craddock
His hands were soft and manicured, he entered a room with grace and left it with distinction.The Eternal Boy|Owen Johnson
Word Origin for manicure
1889, from manicure (n.). Related: Manicured; manicuring.
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.