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 Jimenez is an original multihyphenate; her business card describes her as an interdisciplinary artist, healer, intuit, masseuse, fashion designer, performer, writer, and advisor. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2021 Tyler thinks his on-camera duties are complete and can just relax now, but his masseuse turns out to be an actress, who's fed lines from Matt and Katie through an earpiece. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 His masseuse, Daoyou Feng, opened the door to see what was happening. Shaddi Abusaid, ajc, 27 July 2021 In another life, Paul Rudd would make a decent masseuse — at least if Seth Rogen's detailed account of a prank is to be believed. Lauren Huff,, 5 July 2021 Public records show that Chunyan ran a massage parlor in Plymouth, Minn., where a masseuse was arrested for prostitution in 2017 -- one year prior to opening the parlor in the space the company rents from Kind. Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, 27 May 2021 There are also a myriad of water activities to choose from — including scuba diving and jet skiing — and massage facilities (with an in-house masseuse who comes at the guests' request). Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2021 After a 12-year career as a professional masseuse, Bassani surrendered her license March 30 as part of the investigation that was started by a complaint filed March 14, 2020, with the Medical Board of Ohio. Adam Jardy, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 Guests can request special services like a personal chef or masseuse. New York Times, 6 May 2021

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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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30 Sep 2021

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“Masseuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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