[ muh-sur; French ma-sœr ]

noun,plural mas·seurs [muh-surz; French ma-sœr]. /məˈsɜrz; French maˈsœr/.
  1. a man who provides massage as a profession or occupation.

Origin of masseur

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at massage, -eur

Words that may be confused with masseur

Words Nearby masseur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use masseur in a sentence

  • I cannot stand Paris any longer—and the masseur can come out there, it is not an impossible distance away.

    Man and Maid | Elinor Glyn
  • The masseur had much difficulty in explaining to her the parliamentary formality of testing the validity of elections.

    The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Alphonse Daudet
  • He had an entire suite converted to bath-rooms, where his masseur, his manicurist and his barber attended him daily.

    The Book of All-Power | Edgar Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for masseur


/ (mæˈsɜː) /

  1. a man who gives massages, esp as a profession

Origin of masseur

C19: from French masser to massage

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