masseuse

noun

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

Examples of masseuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heads operate simultaneously, delivering rhythmic pulses that mimic the hands of a skilled masseuse. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 8 May 2024 Based on a true story, the film is set in 1939 and features Harrelson as Felix Kersten, a renowned, apolitical medical masseuse who becomes the personal physician to Heinrich Himmler (Serkis), the head of Hitler’s SS and one of the chief architects of the Holocaust. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 This is a huge win for people like me who are shy about asking a human masseuse to switch it up for fear of an awkward interaction. Annie Colbert, Popular Science, 13 Mar. 2024 Besides their regular duties, crewmembers double as a scuba instructor, a masseuse, a pro kitesurfer, a personal trainer, a yoga instructor, and even a DJ. Gemma Harris, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2024 Soothe your muscle tension without a trip to see a masseuse with this portable deep-tissue massage gun. Micaela Arnett, Rolling Stone, 20 Feb. 2024 Prosecutor Castro confronted him with a series of text messages the Hidden Hills woman had sent to a masseuse 10 days before the accident. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 This gem and mineral show features minerals, crystals, beads, gems and jewelry, plus healers, psychics, aura readers and masseuses. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 1 Jan. 2024 So the bedroom became a massage room with a massage table, different color mood lights, candles and a warmer for hot stones used by masseuses. By Cammy Clark, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

French, feminine of masseur

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masseuse was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Masseuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masseuse. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

masseuse

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

Medical Definition

masseuse

noun
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

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