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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English cussinde, from Old English cyssende, from Proto-Germanic *kussijandz, equivalent to kiss +‎ -ing. Cognate with Saterland Frisian küsjend, Dutch kussend, German Low German küssend, German küssend, Swedish kyssande, Icelandic kyssandi.

VerbEdit

kissing

  1. present participle of kiss

AdjectiveEdit

kissing (not comparable)

  1. Just touching.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English kissinge, kyssynge, kessinge, from Old English *cyssing (compare Old English cossettung (kissing)), equivalent to kiss +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

kissing (countable and uncountable, plural kissings)

  1. The act of giving a kiss.
    • 1844, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Tales and Sketches
      There began to be some movement preparatory to the resumption of our journey, and, after many huggings and kissings, the family parted, and the wagon drove off []

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