air kissing

air kiss|ing [ `er ,kısıŋ ] noun uncount
the action of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere.
╾ `air-,kiss verb intransitive or transitive

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  • air kissing — UK [ˈeə(r) ˌkɪsɪŋ] US [ˈer ˌkɪsɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the action of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere. Thesaurus: gestures used to say hello or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air kissing — UK [ˈeə(r) ˌkɪsɪŋ] / US [ˈer ˌkɪsɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the action of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere …   English dictionary

  • air kiss — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air kiss : singular air kiss plural air kisses a way of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere. Derived word: air kiss verb… …   English dictionary

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