mas·​seur | \ ma-ˈsər How to pronounce masseur (audio) , mə- \

Definition of masseur

: a man who practices massage

Examples of masseur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the loss of her husband, Ruth seeks emancipation from her religious, social and cultural mandates via a relationship with a young foreign masseur, which make her two adult daughters question their places as women. John Hopewell, Variety, 1 Dec. 2021 The voice of Mark Sertori, the club’s longstanding masseur, bellowed out across the empty Etihad Stadium. New York Times, 4 May 2021 After the game, the Wings announced their longtime masseur, Sergei Tchekmarev, passed away Friday. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2021 As police approached, the violin player and masseur was listening to music through headphones. Sara Sidner And Julia Jones, CNN, 31 Aug. 2020 Konstantinov had nearly died the year before when the limousine carrying him, defenseman Slava Fetisov and team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov crashed into a tree on Woodward Avenue in Birmingham. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 10 June 2020 In December 2019, a lawsuit filed by a masseur was settled three months after the accuser died of cancer. Tomás Mier,, 6 May 2020 Returning from a team golf outing, the limousine carrying defensemen Vladimir Konstantinov and Slava Fetisov, and masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov, crashed into a tree on Woodward Avenue in Birmingham. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 29 Apr. 2020 The decision states that the allegations against Spacey could not be proven without the masseur’s participation., 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of masseur

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for masseur

French, from masser

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The first known use of masseur was in 1876

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

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English Language Learners Definition of masseur

: a man whose job is to give massages


mas·​seur | \ ma-ˈsər, mə- How to pronounce masseur (audio) \

Medical Definition of masseur

: a man who practices massage — compare masseuse

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