masseur

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n masseur a male massager
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Masseur A man who practices massage.
    • Masseur An instrument used in the performance of massage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n masseur A man who practises massage.
    • n masseur An instrument designed for mechanical massage of the tissues.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Masseur :—fem. Masseuse′
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Quotations

  • Jean Cocteau
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    “A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Massage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from Gr. massein, to knead.

Usage

In literature:

They are a race of masseurs, you know.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
Opening out of this are perfectly equipped Turkish and Russian baths in charge of the best Swedish masseur and masseuse procurable.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
After three or four days in bed have somewhat accustomed the patient to the general routine of treatment, a masseur or masseuse is set to work.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
She seems to take me for a masseur chartered extra by her munificent husband.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Some of the blind graduate masseurs were already practising their profession in Paris.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
He is surgeon, dentist and masseur, besides being an adept with comb and razor.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
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" by Edgar Wallace
Phyllis said no more about the masseur.
"The Rose Garden Husband" by Margaret Widdemer
By nine o'clock in the evening the Swedish masseur had arrived, and begun his manipulations.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
She said they wanted to try and call on the American consul, too, to ask about a masseur.
"Seeing France with Uncle John" by Anne Warner
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In news:

Stockton police arrest masseur on sexual battery.
Stockton police arrested a masseur this week, who is now charged with sexual battery and rape with a foreign object.
As we previously reported, four other men have accused the actor of similar allegations -- two masseurs , a former cruise ship worker and a gym employee.
One of the two male masseurs who accused John Travolta of sexual assault has dropped his $2 million lawsuit, court papers showed on Tuesday.
John Travolta's been accused of sexual assault by as many as four men altogether now, after two masseurs sued the actor for allegedly inappropriately touching them and offering sexual favors.
JAE C HONG/AP PHOTO John Travolta is being accused of hitting on a second masseur .
A second masseur is now claiming that John Travolta tried to engage him in sexual activity during a massage while the actor was staying at a hotel in Atlanta, RadarOnline.com reports.
Both times, the masseurs , who have had separate incidents, claim that Travolta both touched them inappropriately and tried to convince them to perform sexual acts on him.
HENDRICKS MCINTOSH/AP PHOTO A masseur in Los Angeles has accused John Travolta, here with wife Kelly Preston, of beating him when he rejected the actor's sexual advances.
Randy Couture's Muay Thai trainer more than just a masseur .
Jason, the Orgasmic Foot Masseur , Makes His Customers' Toes Sing.
Aasif Mandvi, left, and Zohra Segal star in 'The Mystic Masseur ,' written by V.S.
Is John Travolta really guilty of man-handling these male masseurs .
' And new evidence is making the first masseur 's claim seem bogus.
The lawyer for an Atlanta masseur suing John Travolta for sexual assault says his phone is ringing off the hook with other potential plaintiffs — but he's not returning calls.
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