kiss off

kissed off; kissing off; kisses off

Definition of kiss off

transitive verb

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

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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 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, "Orlando City suffers 1-0 home loss to New York Red Bulls despite second half rally," 23 July 2019 The Cavs beat the Raptors, 105-103, when James' runner kissed off the glass. Joe Vardon,, "Cavaliers' defensive ghosts from regular season nearly haunted them in Game 3," 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, "Cubs-Indians: Five stark differences since their 2016 World Series showdown," 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,, "How good is 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Lyric? Better than NBC's, perfect for millennials, as good a rock-album musical as it can be," 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, "I Can’t Stop Watching This Video of Royal Drama Between Two Spanish Queens," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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