verb tr.: To kiss.
verb intr.: To touch or to bring together.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin osculatus, past participle of osculari (to kiss), from osculum (kiss; literally, little mouth), diminutive form of os (mouth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root os- (mouth), which also gave us usher, oral, orifice, oscillate, os, and ostiary. Earliest documented use: 1656.


OSCULITE - butterfly kisses

OSCURATE - a bloviating clergyman, who habitually runs on at the mouth

OBSCULATE - an excuse meant to hide why I didn't get home until 3AM