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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SMOOCH, v. To steal (a trivial article), pilfer, purloin (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Also in U.S. and Eng. dial. = to prowl furtively. [smutʃ]

[From Eng. slang mooch, id., with prothetic s-. See S, letter, 5.]

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