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Meaning of FONDLE

Pronunciation:  'fândl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"

FONDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: stroke
 See Also: caress, lap, lick



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

Thesaurus Terms
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