[muh-sur; French ma-sœr] /məˈsɜr; French maˈsœr/
noun, plural masseurs
[muh-surz; French ma-sœr] /məˈsɜrz; French maˈsœr/ (Show IPA)
a man who provides as a profession or occupation.
a man who gives massages, esp as a profession
“man who works giving massages,” 1876, from French masseur, masc. agent noun from masser (see massage). Native massagist (1889), massager (1921) have not displaced it, though the latter is used in purely mechanical and figurative senses.
[muh-soos, -sooz; French ma-sœz] /məˈsus, -ˈsuz; French maˈsœz/ 1. a woman who provides massage as a profession or occupation. /mæˈsɜːz/ noun 1. a woman who gives massages, esp as a profession n. “woman who works giving massages,” 1876, from French masseuse, fem. agent noun from masser (see massage).
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