1. (US) amorous knee contact, usu. covertly under a table; also in fig. use.
|Breakfast at Tiffany’s 58: I let him play kneesie under the table.|
|Mr Madam (1967) 168: When we sat next to each other we’d play kneesies.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 121: kneesies [...] 2. fondling a person’s leg beneath the table undetected by other guests. Other games of this ilk are handsies, nosies and toesies.|
|Demon (1979) 54: They [...] played a little kneesies and pinch assie under the table.|
|Coming Out Right 31: Don’t grope anybody, rub thighs, hold hands, play footsy or kneesies.|
|Stars Screaming 285: She was there, on the deck, drinking rum drinks and playing kneesies with that old man.|
|Yesterday’s Spring 79: That luscious blonde sitting ringside and playing kneesies with her pretty boy escort.|
2. in fig. use.
|Sacrifice 420: I let the advertising wimp play kneesies all through lunch.|