[ muh-soos, -sooz; French ma-sœz ]

  1. a woman who provides massage as a profession or occupation.

Origin of masseuse

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

Words that may be confused with masseuse

Words Nearby masseuse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use masseuse in a sentence

  • But he had been told also that the masseuse was a short woman, and height is not so easily simulated.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels | Mrs. Charles Bryce
  • She borrows of every one, even the masseuse and the charwoman, my dear, its quite awful!

    The Celebrity at Home | Violet Hunt
  • This nurse was a masseuse in the habit of Weir Mitchelling patients.

    The Modern Malady | Cyril Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for masseuse


/ (mæˈsɜːz) /

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

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