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Making Out?

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).