: kiss
buss transitive verb

Examples of buss in a Sentence

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Word History


perhaps alteration of Middle English bassen to kiss

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buss was in 1567

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“Buss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buss. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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