Definition of Judas kiss in English:

Judas kiss

noun

  • An act of betrayal, especially one disguised as a gesture of friendship.

    • ‘The fine acting held the audience, adults and teenagers throughout while the final, agonised Judas kiss brought some to tears.’
    disloyalty, treachery, perfidy, perfidiousness, bad faith, faithlessness, falseness

Pronunciation

Judas kiss

/ˈjo͞odəs kis/ /ˈdʒudəs kɪs/

Origin

Early 15th century with biblical allusion (Matt. 26:48) to the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.