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butterfly kiss

Slang definitions & phrases for butterfly kiss

butterfly kiss

noun phrase

A caress made by winking an eye so that the lashes brush one's partner: She worked her eyelashes and made butterfly kisses on my cheeks (1871+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Historical Examples
  • Loveday bent over her and dropped a butterfly kiss on the inch of cheek visible.

  • I met my mother also, who sent me a butterfly kiss from the tips of her fingers.

    Letters of Two Brides Honore de Balzac
  • Judith pressed a delicately flushed cheek to Norah's, and attempted a butterfly kiss, which she evaded grimly.

    The Wishing Moon Louise Elizabeth Dutton
  • "I must fly," said Sybell, depositing a butterfly kiss on Rachel's forehead.

    Red Pottage Mary Cholmondeley
  • Lil plumped her head against my shoulder and gave me a butterfly kiss under my jaw.

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