skinship

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese スキンシップ (sukinshippu) or Korean 스킨십 (seukinsip), from English skin +‎ -ship, desiged to rhyme with kinship.

Noun[edit]

skinship (uncountable)

  1. bonding through physical contact
    • 1994, Nicole Landry Sault, Many Mirrors: Body Image and Social Relations[1], Rutgers University Press, ISBN 9780813520803, page 311:
      In Mexico, interdependence among people in emphasized and expressed through cosleeping and "skinship." … A similar type of "skinship" also exists throughout Mexico—all one had to do is look at the way people walk or sit together. … women are always patting touching ...

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Usage notes[edit]

This word is mainly in use in Japan and South Korea and is rarely or never used by native English speakers.