necking

[ nek-ing ]
/ ˈnɛk ɪŋ /

noun

Informal. kissing, caressing, and other sexual activity between partners that does not involve stimulation of the genitals or sexual intercourse.
Architecture.
  1. a molding or group of moldings between the projecting part of a capital of a column and the shaft.
  2. gorgerin.

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Origin of necking

First recorded in 1795–1805; neck + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for necking

necking
/ (ˈnɛkɪŋ) /

noun

informal the activity of kissing and embracing passionately
Also called: gorgerin architect one or more mouldings at the top of a column between the shaft and the capital
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