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EtymologyEdit

fond +‎ -le, frequentative.

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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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ReferencesEdit

  • fondle” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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