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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The houses had massage tables in multiple rooms and masseuses to serve Mr. Epstein, Ms. Maxwell and guests who stayed there. Megan Twohey, New York Times, "The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein," 15 July 2019 After that, Davies was initially hired to be a masseuse for Epstein. CBS News, "Jeffrey Epstein accuser says she's "absolutely suspicious" about his death," 28 Aug. 2019 Massages will be offered courtesy of Priv masseuses on the 5:30 p.m. train from West Palm Beach to Miami and the 5:40 p.m. train from Miami to West Palm Beach on Aug. 9, 16, 23. Doreen Christensen,, "Relax with a free massage on Brightline to celebrate spa months," 7 Aug. 2019 At the time, Ms. Giuffre was working as a masseuse at the spa at Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, where her father was a maintenance worker. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "‘Massage’ Was Code for ‘Sex’: New Epstein Abuse Revelations," 9 Aug. 2019 Ortiz said, before listing the numerous wounds Sarwar allegedly inflicted on the masseuse. Sarah Dowling, The Mercury News, "Jury finds man guilty of murder of Northern California massage parlor employee," 3 Aug. 2019 Ghislaine Maxwell invited Roberts to come work for Epstein and train to be a masseuse. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Prince Andrew had Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged ‘madam’ bring women to Buckingham Palace, report says," 12 July 2019 Fancy a private chef, personal trainer, or an in-house masseuse? Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Airbnb Launches a New Service for the Superrich," 26 June 2019 Burgess' departure hasn't been confirmed but it's claimed that it will be announced later this summer, while it's added that long-serving masseuse Darren Page will also be axed before next season., "Arsenal's Head of Performance to Be Sacked as Part of Backroom Shakeup After Failing in UCL Race," 13 June 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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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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