personal care

  1. assistance in dressing, grooming, etc., provided to elderly, disabled, or other persons who are unable to care for themselves.

  2. the act or process of dressing or grooming oneself.

Origin of personal care

First recorded in 1930–35

Other words from personal care

  • personal-care, adjective

Words Nearby personal care Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use personal care in a sentence

  • "I'd like to have a line that's not just fashion, that's personal care, interiors, everything," she says.

    A Socialite's Revenge | Jacob Bernstein | March 9, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It bears witness to the munificence of Darwin, and the ungrudging personal care of Hooker.

  • As to personal care and adornment the hitherto neglected education of Warble Petticoat was in Beer's hands.

    Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
  • It is an absolute condition of my will that you should have the personal care of Eglah until she marries.

    A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • But that is no reason why it should confuse this decent personal care with a moral mission.

    Our Philadelphia | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • personal care has been given a place on the Portland home credit record which is now used in some of the schools.

    School Credit for Home Work | Lewis Raymond Alderman

British Dictionary definitions for personal care

personal care

  1. help given to elderly or infirm people with essential everyday activities such as washing, dressing, and meals

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