Kissing-comfit

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kissing-comfit a perfumed comfit for sweetening the breath
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cyssan, to kiss—coss, a kiss; Ger. küssen, Dan. kys; allied to choose and gust.

Usage

In literature:

Phial of cachous, kissing comfits, in her satchel.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The celebrated "kissing comfits" were sugar-plums, once extensively used by fashionable persons to make the breath sweet.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
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