air kiss


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

Origin of air kiss

First recorded in 1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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


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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