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Definition of "fondle" []

  • To handle, stroke, or caress lovingly. See Synonyms at caress. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To treat with indulgence and solicitude; pamper. (verb-transitive)
  • To show fondness or affection by caressing. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fondle" in a sentence
  • "He began this episode by saying that no less than 34 books, including the Tafsir of al-Qurtubi and Sahih Muslim, record that Muhammad used to "fondle" - Botros scowled at the screen - "kiss and have sex while fasting, though he forbade others from doing so.""
  • "Freud's obsession with archaeology -- he liked to "fondle" antique objects while he ate -- has interested psychoanalysts more than archaeologists."
  • "And remember ... when you are looking at the packs, do NOT forget to "fondle" them!"