from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Kissing (that is, whispered in) the ear.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Ear-nibbling, even ear-kissing, is a rather advanced step for the first pass one makes at a girl.
I mean the whispered ones, for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments?
From The Greatest English Dramatist & Poet, this stood out to me: "For they are yet ear-kissing arguments."