Fondle appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Do not rob a low troll I begat, nor fondle his ass, as I held no frontage bill or two: labor to nod.
- No. Six: if a fire held no freedom any day amid a wadi, may a dynamo deer fondle her if a fix is on?
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Definition of the verb fondle
What does fondle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: fondled | fondling | fondles
- touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
- example: They fondled in the back seat of the taxi
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] Carrie touched his shoulder [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Instrument] Carrie touched his shoulder with the stick
Verbs of Contact (with the same syntax): caress, grasp, graze, grip, grope, kiss, knead, lick, massage, nudge, pat, paw, peck, pinch, prod, rub, squeeze, sting, stroke, tickle, touch, tug, tweak, wring.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonym of fondle: caress
- more generic word: stroke = touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
- more specific words:
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by Rod Powers
Fondle is a verb that means to stroke ...
Word Nerd (2007)
More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer
is from Latin folliculus “little bag” folly comes from French fol “foolish, mad” to foment is to instigate or stir up a fomentation is a hot moist medicinal application fond first meant “foolish, silly” fondle is a back-formation from fondling fondling can ...
by Rod Powers
Fondle is a verb that means to stroke or caress lovingly or erotically .
Pass the Cfat (2013)
Canadian Forces Aptitude Test Study Guide and Practice Questions by Complete Test Preparation Team
FONDLE means the same as a. Hold b. Caress c. Throw d. Keep 15. MOMENTOUS means the same as a. Magical b. Interesting c. Imaginary d. Very important 16. ANTAGONIST means the same as a. Supporter b. Fan c. Enemy d. Partner 17.
The European Magazine (1804)
And London Review
Sir Curious Fondle is a faint copy of Sir Peter Teazle; ...
The Lover's Lexicon (1893)
by Frederick Greenwood
" Fondle " — from " fond," a word of like signification — is rooted in a meaning of folly ; fondness being, in fact, an old and eloquent expression for foolishness softening into its worst.
by Ryan, Briceida
Fondle. fold You will, for three weeks, be developing a creative project that will lead in a year's time to a successful profit making venture. to see anything folded Your wishes will be fulfilled. folder Be careful when pleasure seeking. Someone ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
fondle. 3 hug, pet 4 love 5 clasp 6 caress, cosset, dandle 7 embrace. fondness.
A Middle-English Dictionary (1891)
Containing Words Used by English Writers from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century by Francis Henry Stratmann, Henry Bradley
fondle, caress, cajole ; daunse- led (pple.) Langl. A xi. 30. daunsen, v., fondle, caress (v. r. daunte), Wicl. Is. lxvi. 12. daunt, sb., check, stoppage : be crosses dunt Jaf him a daunt L. H. R. 145. daunt on, v., O.Fr. danter , ...
Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker
To fondle, v. a. In contempt, a head, s.
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It is easier to fondle lassies, than to cut timbers.
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Scrabble value of F4O1N1D2L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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