mas·​seuse ma-ˈsərz How to pronounce masseuse (audio)
-ˈsüz How to pronounce masseuse (audio)
: a person who practices massage
usually used of a woman
compare masseur

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Purchasing one bottle is a great deal, but for a masseuse or others that use these oils on a regular basis, Zatural offers better pricing when buying in bundles of two or four bottles. Dallas News, 21 Dec. 2022 What was intended to be a massage on the actor's leg quickly took a turn when Spacey grabbed the masseuse's hand and pulled it onto his groin, per the lawsuit. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2022 While definitely one of the pricier and more niche items on our list, if your friend or partner is an aspiring masseuse like Phoebe Buffet (or just loves booking an at-home appointment), this deluxe table from Brookstone is the perfect gift. Cai Cramer,, 2 Dec. 2022 After a morning workout with his trainer Dr. Zaki Afzal, Waller receives a full body massage, asking the masseuse to incorporate Icy Hot products that'll relieve his sore muscles throughout the morning. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2022 Weinstein opened the door and his assistant, Barbara Schneeweiss, who had escorted Jane Doe #3 up to the room for the massage, was standing right outside, ready to escort the masseuse out and pay her for Weinstein’s service. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 2 Nov. 2022 Gibson will be testifying in support of his masseuse and friend, who will be known as Jane Doe #3 at the trial. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 24 Oct. 2022 In another attack, Weinstein backed his masseuse into a corner, reached inside her shirt to grope her breasts and masturbated onto the floor, the prosecutor stated. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Oct. 2022 For general use, a massage gun is also a cheaper option over the long term than hiring a masseuse. Stacey Freeman, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'masseuse.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History


French, feminine of masseur

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masseuse was in 1879

Dictionary Entries Near masseuse

Cite this Entry

“Masseuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


mas·​seuse ma-ˈsə(r)z How to pronounce masseuse (audio) mə- How to pronounce masseuse (audio)
: a woman who practices massage

Medical Definition


mas·​seuse -ˈsə(r)z How to pronounce masseuse (audio) -ˈsüz How to pronounce masseuse (audio)
: a person who practices massage
usually used of a woman
compare masseur

More from Merriam-Webster on masseuse

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?