baise–mains

plural noun \ˌbāz(ə)ˈmaⁿ, ˌbez-\

Definition of baise–mains

  1. :  respects, compliments greeted the owners with curtsies and baise-mains — Natacha Stewart

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Origin and Etymology of baise–mains

French, from baiser to kiss (from Old French baisier, from Latin basiare) + mains, plural of main hand, from Latin manus


First Known Use: circa 1656


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