Its mother stood by during the proceeding and regarded the fraternising with her calf dubiously.
Catch me fraternising again with any of them; a disreputable set of scoundrels with never a shirt to their back.
But, as things were, he abstained from fraternising and continued to goggle dumbly.
They looked upon each other as brothers, and the outposts of both armies were fraternising.
The doctor departed from the ceremony, fraternising with Campbell, and kept his bed for eight-and-forty hours.
The chairman by seniority, Beslay, a capitalist of a fraternising turn of mind, made the opening speech.
Tim, who had been fraternising with the rebels, showed his note-book to Jack, filled with shorthand notes.
Then there was billing and cooing, and fraternising, and sunshine in the garden over the hedge of lavender.
And there must be no stretching the assimilation to the length of either concealing truth or fraternising in evil.
Suddenly our fraternising was observed by some officers who came hurrying up in high dudgeon.
1610s, "to sympathize as brothers," from French fraterniser, from Medieval Latin fraternizare, from fraternus "brotherly" (see fraternity). Military sense of "cultivate friendship with enemy troops" is from 1897 (used in World War I with reference to the Christmas Truce). Used oddly by World War II armed forces to mean "have sex with women from enemy countries."
A piece of frat, Wren-language for any attractive young woman -- ex-enemy -- in occupied territory. [John Irving, "Royal Navalese," 1946]Related: Fraternized; fraternizing.
To associate closely with inhabitants of an enemy country, esp to consort sexually with the women (WWII armed forces)