Posted by ESC on November 17, 2003
In Reply to: Making Out? posted by Lotg on November 17, 2003
: : Someone asked me this and I can't seem to find it on Yahoo or Google.
: : Does anyone know where the phrase "making out" comes from?
: : Thank you!
: Don't know, but I'm pretty sure it's American. We Australians have many other terms for it (not all of them fit for publication).
MAKE OUT - Make out - kiss (Mainstream 1950s). Make out - To kiss in a sustained and passionate manner (Mainstream 1960s). "Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang" by Tom Dalzell (Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Md., 1996).