frottage

noun
frot·​tage | \ frȯ-ˈtäzh How to pronounce frottage (audio) \

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

Examples of frottage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The adolescent romance is, to be sure, very French—the two are young enough to play children’s games in the Champs-Élysées each afternoon, yet old enough to engage in a memorable moment of frottage. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 The results are eerie and surprisingly crisp, like frottage. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frottage. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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frottage

noun
frot·​tage | \ frȯ-ˈtäzh How to pronounce frottage (audio) \

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