massage parlor


Definition of massage parlor

: an establishment that provides massage treatments also : one offering sexual services in addition to or in lieu of massage

Examples of massage parlor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sailors passed empty shops catering to Russian and Turkish tourists who once flocked here, a tiny market, a hookah bar, an Eastern Europe restaurant, a massage parlor. WSJ, 18 Dec. 2021 An agent behind a massage parlor that has paid Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., thousands of dollars for rent has a previous tie to prostitution, according to public records. Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, 27 May 2021 Wright labors to make this genre mash-up dazzling when Ellie fantasizes a massage parlor that was formerly the Rialto nightclub. Armond White, National Review, 29 Oct. 2021 At a recent City Council meeting, Law Director Michael R. Gareau Jr. discussed the arrest of a massage parlor employee for prostitution and the subsequent closing of the local business. John Benson, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2021 On the same block, near Cheshire Bridge Road, there is another massage parlor, a tattoo shop and a strip club. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2021 Kraft and the others had been charged in February 2019 after an investigation into possible prostitution at the Jupiter massage parlor. Terry Spencer, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 The indictment does not cover the four others who were killed at another massage parlor in Cherokee County. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 A month later, a shooting at a massage parlor in Atlanta killed six Asian women. Nina Luo, The New Republic, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of massage parlor

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of massage parlor was in 1906

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29 Dec 2021

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“Massage parlor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of massage parlor

: a place where people pay to be given a massage
: a place that is supposed to be for massages but where people pay to have sex

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