masseur

noun

mas·​seur ma-ˈsər How to pronounce masseur (audio)
mə-
: a man who practices massage

Examples of masseur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charlotte deals with her body issues thanks to a sauna, and Samantha demands a happy ending from her masseur. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Vulture, 1 Apr. 2024 The chef and masseur will keep you well fed and relaxed. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 Even the chefs, masseurs and cleaners who work on the island of Gladden stay on a smaller isle, a short trip away. Tristan Rutherford, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 The masseur had claimed the actor forced him to touch his genitals during a treatment at Spacey’s Malibu home in October 2016. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2023 One heard tales of staff—the waitresses in dirndl skirts, the most powerful and trusted masseurs—who moved to Maria Wörth for higher wages, or employees being dismissed for having their hands in the till. Janine Di Giovanni, Town & Country, 28 Apr. 2023 His masseur, a spirited, blue-eyed, blonde-haired man, begins rubbing oil on his back. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2023 Alec Utgoff stars, alongside Ida actress Agata Kulesza, in the story of a Ukrainian migrant working as a masseur in Poland who becomes a guru-like figure in the gated community where his clients live. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Aug. 2020 The Ozark actress's glowy skin could be attributed to the Augustinus Bader skincare applied by celebrity facial masseur Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine (and a flush from her first Golden Globe award). Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

French, from masser

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masseur was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Masseur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masseur. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

masseur

noun
mas·​seur ma-ˈsər How to pronounce masseur (audio)
mə-
: a man who practices massage

Medical Definition

masseur

noun
mas·​seur ma-ˈsər, mə- How to pronounce masseur (audio)
: a man who practices massage compare masseuse

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