- to kiss.
- to pet.
- a kiss; smack.
Origin of smooch2
- (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
- the act of smooching
- British a piece of music played for dancing to slowly and amorously
Word Origin for smooch
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.