petting

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petting

  1. present participle of pet
    I am petting my rabbit

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petting ‎(countable and uncountable, plural pettings)

  1. The act of stroking or fondling an animal.
  2. The act of kissing, stroking, etc., a person in a sexual manner.
  3. The act of indulging or treating as a favourite.
    • Louisa May Alcott, Good Wives
      'Come, Jo, don't be thorny. After studying himself to a skeleton all the week, a fellow deserves petting, and ought to get it.'

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