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English Dictionary: fondling by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fondling
n
  1. affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    Synonym(s): caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fondling \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.
                                                                              --L'Estrange.
  
      2. A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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