French kiss

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In use since the beginning of 20th century: likely from the reputation the French had for more adventurous and passionate sex practices.

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French kiss ‎(plural French kisses)

  1. (idiomatic) A kiss (or the act of kissing) which involves the touching of both persons' tongues.

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French kiss ‎(third-person singular simple present French kisses, present participle French kissing, simple past and past participle French kissed)

  1. (idiomatic) To give someone a French kiss.
    • 2007, Nin Andrews, Sleeping with Houdini: Poems, BOA Editions, ISBN 1929918992, page 76:
      That's how she pictured him, her French lover, like the deepest kiss that she had ever felt. She who had never French kissed.

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