manicure (v.) Look up manicure at Dictionary.com
1889, from manicure (n.). Related: Manicured; manicuring.
manicure (n.) Look up manicure at Dictionary.com
1873, "one who professionally treats hands and fingernails," from French manicure, literally "the care of the hands," from Latin manus "hand" (from PIE root *man- (2) "hand") + cura "care" (see cure (n.1)). Meaning "treatment and care of the hands and fingernails" is attested from 1887.