mas·​seuse | \-ˈsərz, -ˈsəz, -ˈsüz \

Definition of masseuse 

: a person who practices massage usually used of a woman — compare masseur

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Undercover officers visited all the spas over the course of two days, and Guenther said a masseuse at Gem Spa, 1448 Butterfield Road, propositioned an officer during a June 14 session. Rick Kambic,, "Mundelein masseuse charged with prostitution," 22 June 2018 Rebecca Lynn Neal In the early ‘80s, Neal was a masseuse at a health club where Cosby played tennis. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "A complete list of the 60 Bill Cosby accusers and their reactions to the guilty verdict," 27 Apr. 2018 After a five-hour hearing last week, Mundelein trustees voted to suspend the business license of a spa where a masseuse was charged with prostitution last month. Rick Kambic,, "Following prostitution arrest, Mundelein suspends spa's business license," 10 July 2018 First-time All-Star Shin-Soo Choo celebrated Sunday night by treating the Texas Rangers' athletic trainers and masseuse to a steak dinner, a seafood tower and a couple bottles of fine wine. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "For Choo, All-Star nod a career goal. Home Run Derby? 'Probably not'," 9 July 2018 Instead of a 60-minute massage, guests want a masseuse for the week. Olivia Lee, WSJ, "Hidden Pleasures on Private Isles," 19 June 2018 To start, my masseuse threw warm water all over me from a bucket, and slipped her hands into exfoliating mitts. Shammara Lawrence, SELF, "I Got My Softest Skin Ever From a Korean Spa Full Body Scrub," 26 June 2018 The lawsuit alleges Gousman was inappropriately touched beneath her underwear by a masseuse at the Ritz-Carlton of Chicago last January. Annie Sweeney,, "Woman sues Ritz-Carlton, alleges she was sexually assaulted by masseuse," 30 May 2018 This is a salient difference from the services of a masseuse or a therapist, which are paid for but don’t require deception. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Mail," 7 May 2018

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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, -ˈsüz \

Medical Definition of masseuse 

: a person who practices massage usually used of a woman — compare masseur

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