New words – 31 October 2011

fish pedicure noun a pedicure in which a lot of little fish nibble the hard skin off your feet

They’re advertising fish pedicures.
[Heard in conversation (woman, 40’s) 03.05.11]

hydro-seat noun a type of jacuzzi with seats

Guests also get complimentary use of the Health and Racquet Pavilion […] and its spa, which as well as its cutting-edge gymnasium, hydro-seats, steam rooms and fitness studios, offers a truly sumptuous menu of treatments tailor-made for those wanting to leave city stresses behind.
[GQ (UK men’s magazine) April 2011]

Zumba noun a form of exercise that uses dance moves and Latin music

Do 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise (jogging, cycling, brisk walking, football, Zumba …) at least three times a week.
[The Independent (UK broadsheet) 12.04.11]

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