Michael K. Gottlieb michael.gottlieb at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 9 19:46:46 UTC 1999

On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Karl J. Krahnke wrote:

> A creative writing instructor here encountered the term "zebert" in a
> story written by a student.  The term was new to us old guys.   It seems
> to mean the act of pressing the lips agains another's skin and blowing
> (and maybe the associated noise).
> It could be the opposite of "hickey."
> Does anyone know the distribution or source of this term or anything
> else about it?

It was used by Bill Cosby on his show in the mid-eighties and I have not
heard it from any earlier source.  When I've heard it, it has been
"zerbit," not "zebert."

Mike Gottlieb

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