frottage

noun
frot·​tage | \frȯ-ˈtäzh \

Definition of frottage 

1 : the technique of creating a design by rubbing (as with a pencil) over an object placed underneath the paper also : a composition so made

2 : the act of obtaining sexual stimulation by rubbing against a person or object

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The 24 single topic essays in Proxies are short and focused (topics range from owls to housesitting to frottage), but every single one leads to a more personal revelation or a wider point about the author's life or the greater world. Angela Ledgerwood, Esquire, "The 25 Best Books of 2016," 5 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of frottage

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frottage

French, from frotter to rub

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frottage

noun
frot·​tage | \frȯ-ˈtäzh \

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