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. My brother now air kisses everyone. It must be something he picked up on his trip to Europe. My mom always complains that I air kiss her, but I'm just not a very affectionate person.
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. My friends and I will sometimes greet each other with air kisses, just to be funny. No, no, air kisses only—I've still got a cold.
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. It's so cute how my daughter and her little friends are always giving each other air kisses. She stopped, turned around, and gave me an air kiss before stepping onto the escalator and proceeding to the security line.
See also: air, kiss
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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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