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 He was also accused of hiring underage girls to work in his massage parlors, though he was later acquitted on those charges. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 On another occasion, Griffin presented his San Diego police badge to law enforcement responding to a 911 call reporting alleged human trafficking at his Spring Valley massage parlor, according to prosecutors. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2023 In addition to the 160 arrests, authorities carried out search warrants on 11 massage parlors suspected of human trafficking, which are part of long-term, ongoing probes, the attorney general's office said. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 3 Oct. 2023 The woman also alleges that Ballard took her on missions at different massage parlors that left her in dangerous situations. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 10 Oct. 2023 Screams, moans and zombies, as well as dozens of demonic clowns, roamed the Long Beach Convention Center all in celebration of the sixth Midsummer Scream convention, celebrating Halloween and horror. CALIFORNIA How a madam at Chinese massage parlors outside L.A. took on federal law enforcement. Karim Doumar, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 The massage parlor and Providence Living will relocate to downtown. Alexa Gagosz,, 15 Aug. 2023 Xing, who ran three massage parlors, could be a nasty boss, scolding or firing those who crossed her. Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2023 Contra Costa Health said hot tubs in commercial day spas or massage parlors generally require health permits and are regularly inspected. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of massage parlor was in 1906

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“Massage parlor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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