Meaning of fondle

fon•dle

Pronunciation: (fon'dl), [key]
— v., -dled, -dling.
—v.t.
  1. to handle or touch lovingly, affectionately, or tenderly; caress: to fondle a precious object; to fondle a child.
  2. to treat with fond indulgence.
—v.i.
  1. to show fondness, as by manner, words, or caresses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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