necking

noun
neck·​ing | \ ˈne-kiŋ How to pronounce necking (audio) \

Definition of necking

1 : a narrow molding near the top of a column or pilaster
2 : the act or practice of kissing and caressing amorously

First Known Use of necking

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of necking was in 1798

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