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circa 1656, in the meaning defined above
French, from baiser to kiss (from Old French baisier, from Latin basiare) + mains, plural of main hand, from Latin manus
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“Baise-mains.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baise-mains. Accessed 8 May. 2021.
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