Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Fondling'
n : affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the
genital organs) [syn: caressing, cuddling, hugging,
kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling]
- Fondling \Fon"dling\, n. [From Fondle.]
The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness.
Cyrus made no . . . amorous fondling To fan her pride,
or melt her guardless heart. --Mickle.
- Fondling \Fond"ling\, n. [Fond + -ling.]
- A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection. Fondlings are in danger to be made fools. --L'Estrange.
- A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.] --Chapman.
- Fondle \Fon"dle\, v. t. [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.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Fondling'
Petting is the affectionate act of stroking, brushing or caressing an animal's fur, scratching its ears, rubbing its belly, etc., for mutual enjoyment. Grooming behavior in some animals is similar to petting, but generally the verb "pet" refers to a human petting a nonhuman animal or another human being.
By extension, between humans, petting also refers to affectionate stroking and caressing.
However, in a human context, "petting" often refers to amorous or sexual connotations - situations where a person touches the body of another person during kissing or lovemaking, especially parts which are typically covered by clothing (e.g., the buttocks). When the amorous play advances beyond these parameters, and leads to contact with the genitals, through clothing still, it is sometimes referred to as "heavy petting".[See more about Fondling at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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