air kiss

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air kiss

1. verb To pantomime the act of kissing someone without actually touching them. The celebrity breezed into the restaurant and air kissed all of her friends.
2. noun The act of pantomiming a kiss without actually touching the other person. The celebrity breezed into the restaurant giving air kisses to all of her friends.
3. noun A kiss on the inner part of one's hand that is then "blown" off to be received by a nearby person. I gave my wife and daughter an air kiss before getting in my car to leave for the airport.
See also: air, kiss

air kiss

n. a kiss that is placed on the inside of the fingers of one’s hand then “blown” to the recipient who is likely to be some distance away. A mass of air kisses drifted down to the wharf from the passengers departing on the huge Titanic.
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The woman moves back and with a slight pause, he moves his hands up as if he were going to hold her shoulders, then decides to go for three chaste air kisses.
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Models wearing the latest collection mingled with the crowd of fashionistas, swopping air kisses for pouts as they posed in live photo shoots around the venue.
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"You might want to trademark Lizzie's air kisses," said Fraser, adding that he'd be honored to be her agent, too.
The 32-year-old threw air kisses galore before strolling off in her dodgy trying-to-be-anonymous headwear.