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Meaning of FONDLING

Pronunciation:  f'ânduling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

FONDLING is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: caressing, cuddling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling
 See Also: arousal, foreplay, snogging, stimulation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Fond"ling\, n. [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.
    2. A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.] --Chapman.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, cosset, cuddling, dalliance, darling, favorite, hugging, idol, jewel, kissing, lollygagging, lovemaking, matinee idol, minion, necking, nestling, nuzzling, pet, petting, preference, sexual intercourse, snuggling, spoiled child, spooning