baise-mains

plural noun
\ˌbāz(ə)ˈmaⁿ, ˌbez-\

Definition of baise-mains 

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of baise-mains

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baise-mains

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about baise-mains

Share baise-mains

Dictionary Entries near baise-mains

Bairu

baisa

Baisakh

baise-mains

baist

bait

bait and switch

Statistics for baise-mains

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for baise-mains

The first known use of baise-mains was circa 1656

See more words from the same year

Comments on baise-mains

What made you want to look up baise-mains? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!