baiser

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle French baiser, from Old French baisier, from Latin bāsiāre (to kiss).

As far as the verb is concerned, the meaning "fuck" arose via euphemism and has become the dominant sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛ.ze/, /be.ze/
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Noun[edit]

baiser m (plural baisers)

  1. kiss
    Synonyms: bise, bisou
    • 1844, Honoré de Balzac, Modeste Mignon:
      Par le baiser que me donne ma pauvre Modeste, je devine ce qui se passe en elle : si elle a reçu ce qu’elle attend, ou si elle est inquiète. Il y a bien des nuances dans les baisers, même dans ceux d’une fille innocente, []
      By the kiss my Modeste gives me I can guess what is passing within her. I know whether she has received what she was looking for, or whether she is uneasy or expectant. There are many gradations in a kiss, even in that of an innocent young girl, []

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Verb[edit]

baiser

  1. (dated outside Canada) to kiss
    Synonyms: embrasser, bécoter
    • Alexandre Dumas, Les Mille et Un Fantômes
      Nous baisâmes les livres saints et nous sortîmes de la chapelle.
      We kissed the books of the saints and removed ourselves from the chapel.
  2. (vulgar slang, transitive, intransitive) to fuck, screw
    Synonyms: niquer, copuler, coucher, faire l’amour, forniquer
    Je l’ai baisée.I fucked her.
    J’ai envie de baiser.I want to fuck.
    • 1791, anonymous author, Le tombeau des aristocrates:
      Aristocrates, vous voilà dans le bahut, / Nous baiserons vos femmes et vous serez cocus, / Aristocrates, je vous vois tous cornus.
      Aristocrats, behold yourselves in your chests, / We will fuck your wives and you will be cuckolds, / we can see your horns.
  3. (vulgar slang) to prevail over someone, fuck, screw
    Synonyms: niquer, avoir, berner, enculer
    L’enfoiré croyait m’avoir, mais je l’ai bien baisé.
    The asshole thought he had me, but I screwed him.
  4. (vulgar slang) to break, deteriorate, to fuck up
    Synonym: casser
    En forçant sur l’écrou, j’ai baisé le filetage.
    By forcing the nut, I fucked up the screw thread.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The sense to kiss is rarely used in France because of the more common vulgar meaning. In Quebec it is considered a less offensive word, though the sexual sense is still predominant. However, the noun form un baiser universally means "a kiss"; "a fuck" is une baise.

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French baisier.

Verb[edit]

baiser

  1. to kiss

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Noun[edit]

baiser m (plural baisers)

  1. a kiss

Descendants[edit]

  • French: baiser