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smooch

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[ smooch ]
/ smutʃ /
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verb (used with object), noun

smutch.

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Definition for smooch (2 of 2)

smooch

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[ smooch ]
/ smutʃ /
Informal.

verb (used without object)

to kiss.
to pet.

noun

a kiss; smack.

Origin of smooch

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1580–90; variant of obsolete smouch to kiss < ?; compare dialectal German schmutzen to kiss, smile
Related formssmooch·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for smooch

smooch

/ (smuːtʃ) informal /

verb (intr)

(of two people) to kiss and cuddleAlso (Austral and NZ): smoodge, smooge
British to dance very slowly and amorously with one's arms around another person, or (of two people) to dance together in such a way

noun

the act of smooching
British a piece of music played for dancing to slowly and amorously

Word Origin for smooch

C20: variant of dialect smouch, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for smooch

smooch


v.

1932, alteration of dialectal verb smouch "to kiss" (1570s), possibly imitative of the sound of kissing (cf. German dialectal schmutzen "to kiss"). An earlier alteration produced smudge (v.) "to kiss, caress" (1844). Related: Smooched; smooching. As a noun by 1942.

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