verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to reject, dismiss, or ignore: He kissed off their objections with a wave of his hand.
- (used to express contemptuous rejection or dismissal).
- to give up, renounce, or dispense with: Leaving Tulsa meant kissing off a promising job.
Words nearby kiss
Idioms for kiss
Origin of kiss
OTHER WORDS FROM kissout·kiss, verb (used with object)un·kissed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for kiss ass (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for kiss ass (2 of 2)
Derived forms of kisskissable, adjective
Word Origin for kiss
Idioms and Phrases with kiss ass
Also, kiss up to. Seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery, as in I am not going to kiss as to get the raise I deserve, or If I could find a good way to kiss up to the publisher, my book would be well promoted. The first, a vulgar slangy usage, was first recorded in 1705 as kiss arse, which is still the British usage. The variant, a euphemistic blend of kiss ass and suck up to, dates from the late 1900s.