November 28, 2006 11:19pm CST
* kissing bug n. An assasin bug, Melanolestes picipes, that inflices a painful bite on a sleeping person, often on the lips. * kissing disease n. Informal Mononucleosis * kiss of death n. Something, as an action, that is ultimately ruinous. [From the kiss by which Judas betrayed Jesus.] * kiss off n. Informal A dismissal * kiss of life n. Chiefly Britain Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation * French kiss (Webster's dictionary) Date: circa 1923 An open-mouth kiss usually involving tongue-to-tongue contact. Also known as a Soul kiss. * Eskimo kiss To touch the tips of each other's noses, then rub back and forth. * Hickey (Webster's dictionary) Date: circa 1915 A temporary red mark on the skin (as one produced by biting and sucking). * Butterfly kiss To brush one's eyelashes against a partner while rapidly blinking. It produces a light, ticklish sensation, as of a butterfly brushing one's cheek. * Soul kiss (same as French kiss) Date: circa 1948 An open-mouth kiss usually involving tongue-to-tongue contact. * Thrown kiss A long distance kiss that is usually used as a farewell. One 'kisses' their hand, then 'throws' the kiss to their distant partner, who usually completes the action by 'catching' the kiss and putting it on their mouth, cheek, or in their pocket. * Blown kiss Similar to the thrown kiss, but used at close range. One kisses their hand, then 'blows' the kiss toward their partner. * Last kiss Well, the last kiss you get before she leaves you for someone else! (or before you die.) * Make up kiss After having upset your partner, this is the kiss that usually follows the apology. Often among the most passionate of kisses. * Sympathy kiss When one of the participants really doesn't want to kiss, but does anyway. Also known as a "pity kiss." * Upsidedown kiss A kiss performed so that one partner's lips are upside-down to the the other partner, so that their mouths are top lip to bottom lip. This can be a very unusual and enjoyable kiss.
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