[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /
noun, verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of buss
1560–70; perhaps blend of obsolete bass kiss and obsolete cuss kiss (cognate with German Kuss; replacing Middle English, Old English coss (cognate with Old Norse koss))
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bussbus, buss
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British Dictionary definitions for buss (1 of 2)
/ (bʌs) /
an archaic or dialect word for kiss
Word Origin for buss
C16: probably of imitative origin; compare French baiser, German dialect Bussi little kiss
British Dictionary definitions for buss (2 of 2)
/ (bʌs) /
Frances Mary . 1827–94, British educationalist; a pioneer of secondary education for girls, who campaigned for women's admission to university
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