air kiss

air kiss
air′ kiss`
a pursing of the lips in a pretended kiss, as when parting on the telephone or touching cheeks in greeting
Etymology: 1985–90

From formal English to slang. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • air kiss — n a way of greeting someone with a kiss that is near the side of their face, but that does not touch them >air kiss v [I and T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • air kiss — ► NOUN ▪ a restrained embrace, in which the lips are pursed as if kissing but without making contact …   English terms dictionary

  • Air kiss — Blowing a kiss. The air kiss is a ritual or social gesture whose meaning is basically the same as that of many forms of kissing. The air kiss is a pretence of kissing: the lips are pursed as if kissing, but without actually touching the other… …   Wikipedia

  • air kiss — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air kiss : singular air kiss plural air kisses a way of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere. Derived word: air kiss verb… …   English dictionary

  • air kiss — n. a kiss that is placed on the inside of the fingers of one’s hand then “blown” to the recipient who is likely to be some distance away. □ A mass of air kisses drifted down to the wharf from the passengers departing on the huge Titanic. □ I want …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • air-kiss — verb purse the lips as if kissing, without making contact. noun (air kiss) a kiss of this kind …   English new terms dictionary

  • air-kiss — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to make a kissing gesture at without touching air kissed the guests • air kiss noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-kiss — See air kiss. * * * …   Universalium

  • air-kiss — See: air kiss …   English dictionary

  • air kiss — noun see air kiss …   Useful english dictionary

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