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A puckering of the lips as if to kiss someone.‘she made kissy-face when she saw me’
- ‘‘It looked to ME…’ the friend said, ‘Like you were about to make kissy-face.’’
- ‘As Karen and Cody mimed annoying kissy-faces back and forth at each other, Jesse seriously contemplated whether to leave them and make them find their own rides home.’
- ‘Technically, the doll belongs to Emily, but whenever Jake has a chance, he takes her away for a bit of kissy-face and lustful chatter.’
- ‘Or, maybe he shows zero interest in you at school but, once you two are alone, he gets all kissy-face.’
1informal Engage in kissing or petting, especially in public.
- ‘Anyway, this character proceeded to want to play kissy-face, and all he was interested in was getting in my pants, nothing else.’
- ‘She wants to play kissy-face and yanks him off his horse.’
- ‘You do not want to ever be embarrassed to be his ex - and the fact that you once played kissy-face.’
- ‘I then look closer and see that she is jealous of her friend playing kissy-face with some guy.’
- ‘Kevin played kissy-face with Robert's brother, who is not only gay but a Methodist minister.’
- 1.1Behave in an excessively friendly way in order to gain favor.‘he is too busy being a media giant to be playing kissy-face’
- ‘McConnell has lashed out at a group he would normally be playing kissy-face with: Corporate executives.’
- ‘A laureate of understatement, he boils down his sense of middle-class oppression to an obligation to play kissy-face with the powers that be.’
- ‘We always have to play kissy-face with the powers that be.’
- ‘The days when TV news played kissy-face with the Eastern cultural elite are finis.’
- ‘We have seen the media play kissy-face time and again - even to Republicans.’
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