a polish of quick-drying lacquer, either clear or colored, used to paint the fingernails or toenails.
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Origin of nail polish
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for nail polish
nail varnish or US nail enamel
a quick-drying lacquer applied to colour the nails or make them shiny or esp both
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