fondle

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Etymology[edit]

From fond +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɒndl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒndəl

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fondle (third-person singular simple present fondles, present participle fondling, simple past and past participle fondled)

  1. To touch or stroke lovingly.
    Mothers fondle their babies.
  2. To grasp.
    The lovers fondled each other.

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