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[smooch] /smutʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to kiss.
2.
to pet.
noun
3.
a kiss; smack.
Origin
dialectal German
1580-1590
1580-90; variant of obsolete smouch to kiss < ?; compare dialectal German schmutzen to kiss, smile
Related forms
smoocher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for smoocher

smooch

/smuːtʃ/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(of two people) to kiss and cuddle Also (Austral and NZ) smoodge, smooge
2.
(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
noun
3.
the act of smooching
4.
(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 smoocher

smooch

v.

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 smoocher

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]


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