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buss

[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /
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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 buss

bus, buss
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British Dictionary definitions for buss (1 of 2)

buss
/ (bʌs) /

noun, verb
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)

Buss
/ (bʌs) /

noun
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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