neck·​ing ˈne-kiŋ How to pronounce necking (audio)
: a narrow molding near the top of a column or pilaster
: the act or practice of kissing and caressing amorously

Examples of necking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Lily Baines accidentally is turned into a vampire by Tristan after some intense necking, the two must team up to take on other vampires, Lily's work-rival-turned-slayer, and Lily's mother's never ending tone-deaf fitness advice. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 20 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of necking was in 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Necking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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