air kiss

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noun

a pursing of the lips in a pretended kiss, as when parting on the telephone or touching cheeks in greeting.

Nearby words

  1. air horn,
  2. air hostess,
  3. air hunger,
  4. air injection,
  5. air jacket,
  6. air lance,
  7. air lane,
  8. air layer,
  9. air layering,
  10. air letter

Origin of air kiss

First recorded in 1985–90

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Examples from the Web for air kiss

  • The third air-kiss would bring to me, it seemed, Secrets from somewhere heard by none before.

    Life Immovable|Kostes Palamas


British Dictionary definitions for air kiss

air kiss

noun

a kissing gesture, esp one directed towards a person's cheeck, made without making physical contact

verb air-kiss

to make such a gesture towards a person
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