kiss

Definitions

General English

  • noun the act of touching someone with your lips to show that you are pleased to see them or that you like them
  • verb to touch someone with your lips to show that you are pleased to see them or that you like them

Marketing

  • noun
    (written as KISS)
    the need to make sure your advertising is clear and concise so as to improve its chances of getting a response.
  • acronym forkeep it simple, stupid
    (written as KISS)

Publishing

  • noun a very light printing of an image

Media Studies

  • acronym forkeep it short and simple
    (written as KISS)

Origin & History of “kiss”

Kiss is a widespread Germanic word, represented also in German kūssen, Dutch kussen, Swedish kyssa, and Danish kysse. It probably goes back to some prehistoric syllable imitative of the sound or action of kissing, such as *ku or *kus, which would also lie behind Greek kunein ‘kiss’, Sanskrit cumb- ‘kiss’, and Hittite kuwass- ‘kiss’. there is not sufficient linguistic evidence, however, to show whether the Indo-Europeans expressed affection by kissing each other.
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