Nearby words

  1. kiska,
  2. kiskadee,
  3. kislev,
  4. kismayu,
  5. kismet,
  6. kiss and make up,
  7. kiss and tell,
  8. kiss ass,
  9. kiss curl,
  10. kiss good-bye

Idioms

    blow/throw a kiss, to indicate an intended kiss from a distance, usually in bidding farewell, by kissing one's own fingertips and moving the hand toward the person greeted.
    kiss ass, Slang: Vulgar. to be obsequious; fawn.

Origin of kiss

before 900; Middle English kissen to kiss, Old English cyssan (cognate with German küssen, Old Norse kyssa), derivative of Old English coss a kiss; cognate with Old Norse koss, German Küss

Related formsout·kiss, verb (used with object)un·kissed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for kiss-ass

KISS

/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

keep it simple, stupid

kiss

/ (kɪs) /

verb

(tr) to touch with the lips or press the lips against as an expression of love, greeting, respect, etc
(intr) to join lips with another person in an act of love or desire
to touch (each other) lightlytheir hands kissed
billiards (of balls) to touch (each other) lightly while moving

noun

See also kiss off

Derived Formskissable, adjective

Word Origin for kiss

Old English cyssan, from coss; compare Old High German kussen, Old Norse kyssa

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Word Origin and History for kiss-ass
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