kiss off

verb
kissed off; kissing off; kisses off

Definition of kiss off

transitive verb

: to dismiss usually lightly kisses the other performers off as mere amateurs

Other Words from kiss off

kiss-off \ ˈki-​ˌsȯf How to pronounce kiss off (audio) \ noun

Examples of kiss off in a Sentence

kisses off every girlfriend with the line, “It's not you…it's me” a chef who airily kisses off the cuisine of his rivals as homey comfort food
Recent Examples on the Web The song, the title track of the band's latest album, bounded across the stage with a rousing shanty melody, fitting a need to tell the past two years to kiss off, and to revel in the power of live music — at least for a few moments. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Sep. 2021 Mayor Jack Young told them to kiss off and then ate a $10 million fee to overhaul the city's networks and $8 million to write off unpaid taxes and other fees while computers were down. Timothy L. O’brien Bloomberg Opinion, Star Tribune, 14 May 2021 All that said, Newsom would be foolish to kiss off the threat. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2020 Ten minutes later, Akindele spun around a defender and took a shot of his own from the top of the box, but once again the ball kissed off the bar. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, 23 July 2019 The Cavs beat the Raptors, 105-103, when James' runner kissed off the glass. Joe Vardon, cleveland.com, 6 May 2018 The Twins are just a game back and, with the East and West divisions both top-heavy, Cleveland can more or less kiss off the wild card already. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 22 May 2018 Third, Sheader and his designers, Tom Scutt and Lee Curran, kiss off the retro camp, which usually attaches itself to this material like kudzu. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 29 Apr. 2018 But in a second video, Queen Sofía is seen kissing Princess Leonor’s forehead, and Queen Letizia wipes the kiss off. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kiss off

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kiss off was circa 1935

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“Kiss off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiss%20off. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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