kiss off


kissed off; kissing off; kisses off

transitive verb

: to dismiss usually lightly
kisses the other performers off as mere amateurs
kiss-off 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 Meanwhile, four Colombians compete for the title of second-most nominated at the Latin Grammys: Boasting seven nominations is global icon Shakira, whose techno-pop kiss off track with Argentine producer Bizarrap was nominated for both record and song of the year. Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Take kissing off the table: Instead of kissing, try other intimate gestures like rubbing and breathing for an intimate experience. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 14 Aug. 2023 Despite the persecution, the pair never pondered putting an end to them by kissing off show business. Daniel Vaillancourt, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2023 Nosek, once kissed off by NHL scouts and dream-makers, might have a few more goals and a few more smooches to contribute. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 4 Mar. 2023 Wheeler’s most impressive play came off a baseline 15-foot jumper from his teammate, Jake Vaughan, in the opposite corner that kissed off the rim. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 17 Feb. 2023 Hield's shot made contact with the backboard right at the top of the window, kissed off of it and splashed directly through the net. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Feb. 2023 The beer and wine list is very good here and if the weather cooperates, this should be a fine way to kiss off summer and prepare yourself as autumn gets ready to do its wholly unpredictable Chicago thing. Chicago Tribune, 24 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiss off was circa 1935

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“Kiss off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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