mas·​seuse | \ ma-ˈsərz How to pronounce masseuse (audio) , -ˈsəz, -ˈsüz How to pronounce masseuse (audio) \

Definition of masseuse

: a person who practices massage usually used of a woman — compare masseur

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Co-owner Heidi Cole says guests also have access to rafting on the Klamath River, shooting sports, ATVs, cooking classes and even an in-house masseuse. Matt Villano,, "Send yourself to meat, kayak or farm camp this summer," 7 June 2019 That girl, who is now an actress, was not one of Epstein’s masseuses, Alessi said. Julie K. Brown, The Seattle Times, "Perversion of Justice: Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark," 4 Dec. 2018 Undercover officers visited all the spas over the course of two days, and Guenther said a masseuse at Gem Spa, 1448 Butterfield Road, propositioned an officer during a June 14 session. Rick Kambic,, "Mundelein masseuse charged with prostitution," 22 June 2018 Rebecca Lynn Neal In the early ‘80s, Neal was a masseuse at a health club where Cosby played tennis. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "A complete list of the 60 Bill Cosby accusers and their reactions to the guilty verdict," 27 Apr. 2018 After a five-hour hearing last week, Mundelein trustees voted to suspend the business license of a spa where a masseuse was charged with prostitution last month. Rick Kambic,, "Following prostitution arrest, Mundelein suspends spa's business license," 10 July 2018 First-time All-Star Shin-Soo Choo celebrated Sunday night by treating the Texas Rangers' athletic trainers and masseuse to a steak dinner, a seafood tower and a couple bottles of fine wine. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "For Choo, All-Star nod a career goal. Home Run Derby? 'Probably not'," 9 July 2018 Instead of a 60-minute massage, guests want a masseuse for the week. Olivia Lee, WSJ, "Hidden Pleasures on Private Isles," 19 June 2018 To start, my masseuse threw warm water all over me from a bucket, and slipped her hands into exfoliating mitts. Shammara Lawrence, SELF, "I Got My Softest Skin Ever From a Korean Spa Full Body Scrub," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of masseuse

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for masseuse

French, feminine of masseur

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English Language Learners Definition of masseuse

: a woman whose job is to give massages


mas·​seuse | \ -ˈsə(r)z How to pronounce masseuse (audio) , -ˈsüz How to pronounce masseuse (audio) \

Medical Definition of masseuse

: a person who practices massage usually used of a woman — compare masseur

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