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Friday, May 22, 2009

Definitions for buss

  1. A kiss; a playful kiss; a smack.
  2. To kiss; especially to kiss with a smack.

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Citations for buss
Lucky guesser gets a buss upon his plucky kisser. William H. Gass, Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas
Exchange a random peace greeting during Mass with a stranger in the next pew and the odds are roughly one in fifty that you shake the hand or buss the cheek of a parishioner who has had at least one marriage voided by a diocesan tribunal. Robert H. Vasoli, What God Has Joined Together
Origin of buss
1560-1570
Buss is probably from Old English basse, from Latin basium, "kiss."