Words nearby kiss-off
Origin of kiss-off
Definition for kiss off (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of kiss
OTHER WORDS FROM kissout·kiss, verb (used with object)un·kissed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for kiss off (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for kiss off (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for kiss off (3 of 3)
Derived forms of kisskissable, adjective
Word Origin for kiss
Idioms and Phrases with kiss off
Dismiss or reject, as in He kissed off their offer. This usage alludes to kissing something goodbye [Slang; c. 1900]
Be forced to give up or regard as lost, as in You can kiss off that promotion. [Slang; late 1940s]
Get out, go away, as in She told the reporters to kiss off. [Slang; early 1990s]