Definition of fondle
- She fondled the string of pearls.
She claims that her boss tried to fondle her at the office Christmas party.
a cat who enjoys being fondled by his loving owners
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First Known Use: 1694See Words from the same year
: to touch or handle (something) in a gentle way
: to touch (someone) in a sexual way
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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