Buss (?), n. [OE. basse, fr. L. basium; cf. G. bus (Luther), Prov. G. busserl, dim. of bus kiss, bussen to kiss, Sw. puss kiss, pussa to kiss, W. & Gael. bus lip, mouth.]

A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a smack.



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Buss (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bussed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Bussing.]

To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely.

"Nor bussed the milking maid."


Kissing and bussing differ both in this, We buss our wantons, but our wives we kiss. Herrick.


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Buss, n. [Cf. OF. busse, Pr. bus, LL. bussa, busa, G. buse, D. buis.] Naut.

A small strong vessel with two masts and two cabins; -- used in the herring fishery.

The Dutch whalers and herring busses. Macaulay.


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