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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.
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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.
See also: air, kiss
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Six-footer Michelle, looking elegant in a bright red dress, stooped to air-kiss Mrs Bush before they were given a tour of their new 135-room home.
Six-footer Michelle stooped to air-kiss Mrs Bush before they were given a tour of their new 135-room home.
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You have right of way-which a taxi takes away from you as it air-kisses your bumper.