from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kissing of the hands; in the plural, compliments; respects.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
From the social bise and baisemain, or traditional kiss of the hand greeting, to the multiple definitions of seduire, and even the overtly sexual commercials, Sciolino covers them all.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.