bliss out

verb, transitive + intransitive

blissed out; blissing out; blisses out
US slang
intransitive : to experience bliss or ecstasy
Then he tells us that he longs to run away with Vicki, to marry her and bliss out forever on her good-natured sexiness.Vivian Gornick, New York Times Book Review, 16 Sept. 1990
transitive : to cause (someone) to experience bliss or ecstasy : to make (someone) blissfully happy
Other than love (which blisses out both sexes), men and women need very different things to be happy …Lexi Petrons, Glamour, August 2005
blissed-out adjective
In his epic, entertaining and wildly successful "Dances With Wolves," Kevin Costner plays the most blissed-out Civil War soldier ever to face the frontier. Caryn James, New York Times, 13 Jan. 1991
They had respected the secretive, solitary ways of draft resisters and blissed-out hippies and marijuana farmers … Jane Kramer, New Yorker, 6 May 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bliss out was in 1973

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“Bliss out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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