A woman kissing a baby




  • A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
  • An 'X' mark placed at the end of a letter or other type of message.
  • A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.
  • The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth, conjunction.


  • From Middle English kissen, kussen, from Old English cyssan, from Proto-Germanic *kussijaną, cognates include Danish kysse, Dutch kussen, German küssen, Icelandic kyssa,
  • Norwegian kysse
  • and Swedish kyssa. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ku, *kus (probably imitative), with cognates including Ancient Greek κύσσω, poetic form of κύσω, and Hittite.
  • From Middle English kis, kys, kus, forms of cos influenced by kissen, from Old English coss, from Proto-West Germanic *koss, from Proto-Germanic *kussaz.

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