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


[smooch] /smutʃ/ Informal.
verb (used without object)
to kiss.
to pet.
a kiss; smack.
Origin of smooch2
dialectal German
1580-90; variant of obsolete smouch to kiss < ?; compare dialectal German schmutzen to kiss, smile
Related forms
smoocher, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for smooch
  • smooch your cranky old browser one last time, because it's going bye-bye.
  • Get important business matters tended to early in the day so you can smooch tonight.
  • The smooch also was a first of sorts for the handsome and charming kisser.
  • If you played your cards right you could sneak a little smooch from the cutie sitting next to you.
British Dictionary definitions for smooch


verb (intransitive)
(of two people) to kiss and cuddle Also (Austral and NZ) smoodge, smooge
(Brit) 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
(Brit) a piece of music played for dancing to slowly and amorously
Word Origin
C20: variant of dialect smouch, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History 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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for smooch

smoking gun

noun phrase

Incontestable evidence; the GOODS: They had discovered the ''smoking gun'' that would destroy the general's case/ In fact, there may be no ''smoking gun,'' no incontrovertible, black-and-white evidence of wrongdoing

[1970s+; fr the image of a murderer caught with the fatal smoking firearm still in hand]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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