Fondled



[fon-dl] /ˈfɒn dl/

verb (used with object), fondled, fondling.
1.
to handle or touch lovingly, affectionately, or tenderly; caress:
to fondle a precious object; to fondle a child.
2.
Obsolete. to treat with fond indulgence.
verb (used without object), fondled, fondling.
3.
to show fondness, as by manner, words, or caresses.
/ˈfɒndəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to touch or stroke tenderly; caress
2.
(intransitive) (archaic) to act in a loving manner
v.

1690s, “treat with indulgence and affection,” frequentative of fond “dote upon” (see fond). Sense of “caress” first recorded 1796. Related: Fondled; fondling (1670s as a past participle adjective).

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