Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who gives massages professionally.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument designed for mechanical massage of the tissues.
  • noun A man who practises massage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A man who practices massage.
  • noun An instrument used in the performance of massage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun massage a person (especially male) who performs massage

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a male massager

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from masser, to massage; see massage.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French masseur.

Examples

  • Sgt. Malone, masseur, is doing excellently in private practice, and I hope all of you will remember him, and here I am going to make a little digression.

    The Training of Blind Soldiers in England

  • A male operator is called a masseur, a female operator, a masseuse.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • The masseur was a jovial lady from China, talking non-stop.

    My Longkang

  • Teddy "I'm a member of Mensa" Beale and the brain trust at the Discovery Institute ( "So far, we've discovered we're unable to discover anything but a vast liberal conspiracy") we've got fucking cubic kilocubits of right-wing Christian geniuses who seem unable to find their assholes with two hands, a flashlight, and Ted Haggard's meth-dealing 'masseur'.

    Pharyngula

  • In addition to his technique, the best thing about her masseur today was his silence.

    I.O.U.

  • Now a five star hotel complete with and a first-rate masseur.

    Carole Mallory: Pan Am Memories of My Adventures to Tokyo and Kyoto

  • We were then given a kind of psychological explanation of Huichol religious beliefs and medical practices and a demonstration of massage techniques from Katuza, who was also a professional masseur.

    The Huichol: more personal reminiscences

  • Gerrans placed 15th on Sunday in a bid to gain racing time after his professional team, Team Sky, withdrew one week into the Tour of Spain due to the death of a masseur.

    Pozzato gets confidence boost, winning worlds warm-up

  • He had a masseur rub the soreness out of his body from the long flight.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Her masseur, who had introduced himself as Raul, was in the corner prepping his oils and potions.

    I.O.U.

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