Meaning of “smooch” in the English Dictionary

"smooch" in British English

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smoochverb [ I ]

us uk /smuːtʃ/

informal to kiss, hold, and touch someone in a sexual way:

Didn't I see you smooching with Mark at Kim's party?

UK When two people are smooching, they are dancing slowly and very close together to slow, romantic music:

The dance floor was full of middle-aged couples smooching to slushy ballads.

smoochnoun [ C usually singular ]

us uk /smuːtʃ/ UK

informal a kiss:

I was so embarrassed when I walked in on them having a smooch on the sofa.

a slow, romantic dance:

Kate had a smooch with a very attractive young man at the Christmas party.

(Definition of “smooch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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smoochverb [ I ]

us /smutʃ/ infml

to kiss someone

noun [ C usually sing ] us /smutʃ/


She gave her husband a smooch on the way out.

(Definition of “smooch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)