kneesies

[ nee-zeez ]
/ ˈni ziz /

Idioms

play kneesies, Informal. to rub knees with another person, especially surreptitiously and in an amorous or sexually provocative manner, as while seated at a table.

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Origin of kneesies

First recorded in 1950–55; knee + -sy + -s3
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