Definition of smooch in English:

smooch

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Pronunciation: /smuːtʃ
 
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informal

verb

[no object]
1Kiss and cuddle amorously: the young lovers smooched in their car
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  • Lovers walked together against the flowers, or sat on a bench, smooching to their hearts' delight.
  • I gulped as they smooched - for quite a long time, too - and wished more than anything that it was me he was kissing.
  • Grayson and I spent a lot of time together, rolling around, sitting in laps, and being smooched.
1.1British Dance slowly in a close embrace: in the slow numbers she gave him no encouragement to smooch with her
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  • Although some of the lyrics aren't appropriate, I love this song all the same… and I would love to be dancing and smooching up against my man to it.

noun

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1A kiss or a spell of amorous kissing and cuddling: he moved in for a big smooch
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  • Confetti was all around and Chris and I planted a big smooch on each other.
  • The spirited young girl wrapped her arms around her brother's neck, giving him a big smooch on the cheek.
  • I once saw a young girl from the audience land a smooch on the cheek of a stoutly-built male singer, whose singing was notoriously out of tune.
1.1British A period of slow dancing in a close embrace: they suggest a dance but it turns into a smooch

Origin

1930s: from dialect smouch, of imitative origin.

Derivatives

smoocher

noun
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  • Naturally there are the necessary slow numbers for the swaying smoochers - Gemma finds that there's always at least ‘two couples dancing to those - there's always a few standards to get people in the mood’.
  • A Singapore academic said last week that smoochers may drop their lids to avoid overloading the senses and - just possibly - to skip the unpleasantness of seeing their lover's blurry form up close.
  • Having just recorded his Love's Illusions album, Gordon is clearly in the mood to perform some classic smoochers with his singing partner, Jacqui Dankworth.

smoochy

adjective (smoochier, smoochiest)
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  • ‘I'm fed up being surrounded by smoochy couples everywhere I go,’ moans a Newcastle woman sick of the ‘smug couples thing’.
  • Loving couples were called in for a smoochy dance.
  • As the name suggests, this is a smoochy violin CD, not one that is focused on jaw-dropping feats of agility - in other words, it is romantic, not Romantic.

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