handholding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hand +‎ holding

Noun[edit]

handholding ‎(countable and uncountable, plural handholdings)

  1. The holding of hands.
  2. Strong personal support or reassurance.

Adjective[edit]

handholding ‎(not comparable)

  1. Holding hands.
  2. (by extension, of a couple) Deeply and ostentatiously in love.