verb (used with object), noun
Definition for smooching (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of smooch2
British Dictionary definitions for smooching
Word Origin for smooch
Word Origin and History for smooching
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.