Fondling Fond"ling, n. [Fond + -ling.] 1. A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection. [1913 Webster]

Fondlings are in danger to be made fools. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fondling — Fon dling, n. [From {Fondle}.] The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness. [1913 Webster] Cyrus made no . . . amorous fondling To fan her pride, or melt her guardless heart. Mickle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fondling — Fondle Fon dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fondled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fondling}.] [From {Fond}, v.] To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child. Syn: Syn. See {Caress}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fondling — noun a pet, person or inanimate object of fondling (see below verb) …   Wiktionary

  • fondling — Synonyms and related words: amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, cosset, cuddling, dalliance, darling, favorite, hugging, idol, jewel, kissing, lollygagging, lovemaking, matinee idol, minion, necking, nestling, nuzzling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fondling — n. affectionate touch; foreplay without touching the genital organs; caress; fon·dle || fÉ‘ndl / fÉ’ndl v. touch fondly, caress, stroke; show fondness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fondling — fond·ling …   English syllables

  • fondling —    A term that was used from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century to refer to one who was much fondled and caressed, especially a young child. In The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith, ‘my fondlings’ is used by Dr Primrose to… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • fondling — noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs) • Syn: ↑caressing, ↑cuddling, ↑hugging, ↑kissing, ↑necking, ↑petting, ↑smooching, ↑snuggling …   Useful english dictionary

  • sex — 1. (sex) (124100↑, 27593↓) What kind of moron are you that you look up sex in the urban dictionary? Looking up sex??? Seriously, get off now before I turn off the internet. Author: TJ (CC) 2. (sex) (65908↑, 27767↓)… …   Urban English dictionary

  • pet — (p[e^]t), n. [Formerly peat, perhaps from Ir. peat, akin to Gael. peata.] 1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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