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smooch

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[ smooch ]
/ smutʃ /
Informal.
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verb (used without object)
to kiss.
to engage in amorous caressing; pet.
noun
a kiss; smack.
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Origin of smooch

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First recorded in 1580–90; variant of obsolete smouch “to kiss,” of unknown origin; compare dialectal German schmutzen “to kiss, smile”

OTHER WORDS FROM smooch

smoocher, noun

Other definitions for smooch (2 of 2)

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[ smooch ]
/ smutʃ /

verb (used with object), 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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