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smooch1

[smooch] /smutʃ/
verb (used with object), noun
1.

smooch2

[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 smooches

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 smooches
smooch
1932 (v.); 1942 (n.), alteration of dialectal verb smouch (1578), possibly imitative of the sound of kissing (cf. Ger. dial. schmutzen "to kiss").
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Slang definitions & phrases for smooches

smooch

noun

: I'd rather have hooch, and a bit of a smooch

verb
  1. To steal; pilfer; mooch: Then she went over to the cash box and smooched four $20 bills (1941+)
  2. To kiss and caress; neck, pet: College kids are still smooching/ a few minutes of torrid hugging and smooching (1588+)

[the pilfering sense probably derives from the kissing sense by way of mooch; the kissing sense may be fr German schmutzen, ''to kiss, to smile''; the dated instance is spelled smouch; the term was reestablished as smooch in the 1930s]


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