Simple Definition of fondle
: to touch or handle (something) in a gentle way
: to touch (someone) in a sexual way
Examples of fondle
She claims that her boss tried to fondle her at the office Christmas party.
<a cat who enjoys being fondled by his loving owners>
Origin of fondle
frequentative of obsolete fond to fondle
First Known Use: 1694
Rhymes with fondle
FONDLE Defined for Kids
Definition of fondle
: to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
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