[ muh-sur; French ma-sœr ]
/ məˈsɜr; French maˈsœr /

noun, plural mas·seurs [muh-surz; French ma-sœr] /məˈsɜrz; French maˈsœr/.

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

Can be confused

masseur masseuse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for masseur


/ (mæˈsɜː) /


a man who gives massages, esp as a profession

Word Origin for masseur

C19: from French masser to massage
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