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 The decision states that the allegations against Spacey could not be proven without the masseur's participation. CBS News, "Kevin Spacey sexual battery case rejected by L.A. prosecutors after accuser dies," 30 Oct. 2019 The decision states that the allegations against Spacey could not be proven without the masseur's participation. NBC News, "Kevin Spacey won't be charged for sexual battery after masseur making allegation dies," 29 Oct. 2019 The masseur isn’t named in his second amended complaint against Spacey, filed last month. Travis Andersen,, "Kevin Spacey’s in the clear on Nantucket, but he’s still dealing with additional legal matters," 18 July 2019 Six days after the Wings won the 1997 Stanley Cup, on June 13, Konstantinov was riding home from a party in a limousine along with teammate Slava Fetisov and team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "How Detroit Red Wings hit the mother lode at NHL draft 30 years ago," 17 June 2019 Rayniel Lazaro Hernandez Basulto, 34, of Oakland Park, was working as a masseur in Coral Springs in February 2017. Linda Trischitta,, "Jury acquits masseur accused of sexual battery," 7 June 2019 The famous rapper, Raptors superfan and back masseur suddenly had to take on a new job: janitor. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "We Spent Game 1 of the NBA Finals Watching Only Drake," 31 May 2019 His first novel, The Mystic Masseur, was published in 1957, and explored the comedic story of an Indian schoolteacher in Port of Spain, Trinidad, who takes up his father’s trade as a masseur and becomes a local legend. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Novelist V.S. Naipaul Passes Away at 85," 12 Aug. 2018 Doan called herself an actress, while Aisyah was a masseur. Fox News, "Prosecutor: Suspects in N. Korean death are trained killers," 28 June 2018

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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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How to pronounce masseur (audio)

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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