American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To kiss.
- n. A kiss.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To smack; kiss; salute with the lips.
- To kiss.
- n. A smack; a kiss; a salute with the lips.
- n. A small vessel of from 50 to 70 tons burden, carrying two masts, and two sheds or cabins, one at each end, used in herring-fishing. The buss was common in the middle ages among the Venetians and other maritime communities. It was of considerable beam, like a galleon.
- n. See bus.
- n. A Scotch form of bush.
- To dress; get ready.
- n. archaic A kiss.
- n. A herring buss, a type of shallow-keeled Dutch fishing boat used especially for herring fishing.
- v. transitive To kiss (either literally or figuratively).
- v. intransitive To kiss.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a smack.
- v. To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely.
- n. (Naut.) A small strong vessel with two masts and two cabins; -- used in the herring fishery.
- v. touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
- n. the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
- Possibly blend of obsolete bass (akin to French baiser) and obsolete cuss (akin to Middle English kissen, to kiss; see kiss), or from Scottish Gaelic bus, lips, mouth; see puss2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“THELMA GUTIERREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Armed with listing sheets and info on comparable properties, these buyers filled two boldly titled buss eager to find a deal among the hundreds of foreclosed properties in Stockton, California.”
“I don't know how much I want to rely on Buss -- "buss" means "kiss," by the way -- because he doesn't seem sensitive enough to the problem of self-reporting.”
“She received me with a hug and a hearty "buss," as she called that salutation, and was evidently glad to see me.”
“She took an 'buss'd me right frontin' of all them jewlarkers, an 'airter she' uz gone I sot down an 'had a good cry.”
“Michael kissed Nelly's clear brow, and bestowed his usual "buss," as he called it, on granny's withered cheek; then shouldering his oilskin coat, he took his way towards the landing-place at the mouth of the harbour.”
“We will back the machine in which we make our daily peregrination from the top of Oxford-street to the city, against any 'buss' on the road, whether it be for the gaudiness of its exterior, the perfect simplicity of its interior, or the native coolness of its cad.”
“They had arrived in a "buss," which they had hired for the occasion.”
“MC Fumin asks on the song's opening set of bars; "buss" meaning to fire a gunshot, bust a move, or strike out, express yourself - find space and freedom.”
“He used to buss tables here when he was in high school.”
“And then the way Mack Brown threw the back up QB under the buss with his walking off the field interview was outrageous.”
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