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

Definition of masseur

: a man who practices massage

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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 Doan called herself an actress, while Aisyah was a masseur. Washington Post, "Prosecutor: Suspects in N. Korean death are trained killers," 28 June 2018 The two of them, along with Elizabeth’s assistant, her doctor, her masseur, and her butler, gathered in front of the TV, unable to turn away from the unfolding horror and doing their best to comfort one another through the unreal reality. Todd Fisher, Good Housekeeping, "How America’s Darkest Hour Helped Heal Old Wounds Between Liz Taylor and Debbie Reynolds," 19 June 2018 That visit convinced Osorio to add a masseur, a chiropractor, a therapist and a sleep coach to his staff. Kevin Baxter,, "Mexico's Osorio has proved his worth — and proved the critics wrong," 18 June 2018 Mwiba also stands out for its impeccable masseurs, food, and service. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ultimate Safari: Seeing the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania," 25 Apr. 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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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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