Definition of buss in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌs/
archaic or North American informal


A kiss.
Example sentences
  • Gustav Klimt's The Kiss is by some accounts based on a buss with Alma, Oskar Kokoschka's Die Windsbraut on a moment during his passionate three-year affair with her.
  • And when they kiss - a sweet, full-on buss - it's less about romance than love.


[with object]
Kiss: he bussed her on the cheek
More example sentences
  • This is a sign that they want the bride and the groom to buss a big kiss!
  • When Britney said, ‘I haven't had a boy in a while, I'm hungry for a kiss,’ no one expected her to buss Madonna.
  • Nicholas started to blush red, and it was only made worse when Ellie leaned over to buss his other cheek with Clara on her arm staring right at them.


Late 16th century: alteration of late Middle English bass (noun and verb), probably from French baiser, from Latin basiare.

Words that rhyme with buss

bus, concuss, cuss, fuss, Gus, huss, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, suss, thus, truss, us

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