[man-i-kyoo r-ist]


a person who gives manicures.

Origin of manicurist

First recorded in 1885–90; manicure + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manicurist

Contemporary Examples of manicurist

  • The manicurist had just finished administering the polish to Michelle when there was a knock on the door, and there he was!

    The Daily Beast logo
    D.C. Diary

    Tina Brown

    January 18, 2009

Historical Examples of manicurist

  • Her manicurist and her hairdresser will eat up as much as you pay for your board.

    The Easiest Way

    Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow

  • There was the address of a manicurist, a programme of the Empire.

    The Golden Web

    Anthony Partridge

  • This touched my professional pride as manicurist and lady's-maid.

  • How can the barber support the manicurist who has had twelve?

  • Many men tip the manicurist as much as they pay for the service.

    The Itching Palm

    William R Scott

British Dictionary definitions for manicurist



a person who gives manicures, esp as a profession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for manicurist

1884, from manicure (n.) after its sense shifted + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper