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

Examples of masseuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travelers can even rent out the entirety of a yacht, houseboat, or small cruising vessel, and then customize the staff to their requirements — perhaps adding an on-site masseuse or sommelier. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "9 Mistakes to Avoid in the Maldives," 22 Aug. 2020 Wear a face mask, and insist that the masseuse does too. Mirel Zaman,, "Is It Safe To Get A Massage?," 13 Aug. 2020 The protest, scheduled for Wednesday, will also feature dog groomers and a masseuse. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Michigan protesters plot 'Operation Haircut' to advocate for opening businesses," 16 May 2020 And in the heart of Hollywood, one lifestyle influencer has been parading three personal assistants, a team of manicurists and a masseuse in and out of the apartment building, according to her neighbor Sylvie Shain, a freelance entertainment worker. Los Angeles Times, "Broken gel nails. Gnarly roots. Coronavirus disrupts L.A. beauty and wellness industry," 7 May 2020 Maxwell invited Davies to travel with her to Palm Beach, Florida, for the weekend, working as a masseuse. ABC News, "'Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein' podcast, two-hour ABC News special on Epstein and women who survived his crimes," 13 Feb. 2020 He was convicted in 2005 in the killings of five women who worked as nightclub entertainers and masseuses by strangling or drowning them. Fox News, "Thai serial killer, dubbed ‘Jack the Ripper of Thailand,’ arrested for new killing after early prison release," 18 Dec. 2019 Her experience after she was offered a job as a masseuse closely tracked patterns described by his accusers in other lawsuits. Ali Watkins, New York Times, "Jeffrey Epstein’s New York Hunting Ground: Dance Studios," 3 Sep. 2019 Chauntae Davies, an aspiring masseuse, said Mr. Epstein had flown her to his private island in the Caribbean, where his associate instructed her to give him a massage. Ali Watkins, New York Times, "Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims, Denied a Trial, Vent Their Fury: ‘He Is a Coward’," 27 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of masseuse was in 1879

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5 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Masseuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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