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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fondling \Fon"dling\, noun [From {Fondle}.] The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness.

Cyrus made no . . . amorous fondling To fan her pride, or melt her guardless heart. --Mickle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fondling \Fond"ling\, noun [Fond + -ling.]

1. A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection.

Fondlings are in danger to be made fools. --L'Estrange.

2. A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.] --Chapman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fondle \Fon"dle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fondled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fondling}.] [From {Fond}, v.] To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.

Syn: Syn.- See {Caress}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fondling

noun

1: affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs) [syn: {caressing}, {cuddling}, {fondling}, {hugging}, {kissing}, {necking}, {petting}, {smooching}, {snuggling}]


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