verb (used with object), fon·dled, fon·dling.
verb (used without object), fon·dled, fon·dling.
Examples from the Web for fondling
In April, an Uber driver was charged with fondling a passenger in Chicago.
It was an uberX driver who was charged with fondling a passenger in Chicago in March.
Woolfolk told Galasso that the priest started by fondling him as a young boy, which escalated to rape by the time he was 12.Carmine Galasso’s ‘Crosses’: Childhoods Robbed by the Church|The Daily Beast|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When sons Joe Jr. and Jack enter his office, Joe Sr. continues his fondling as his sons look on, “amused.”
This chick would take all as long as there was a drop left, and then resent the fondling of the mother-bird as interference.The Way We Live Now|Anthony Trollope
The mere finding the gold, looking upon it, and fondling it, form the great reward.If Any Man Sin|H. A. Cody
As he lay there, scarcely strong enough to speak, and fondling me in his fingers, the doctor entered the hospital.The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch|Talbot Baines Reed
Mollie, who had been rubbing her cheeks against her friend in a fondling, kittenish sort of way, started back in a moment.Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
"Yes, it is little May," said Mrs. Raeburn, fondling her affectionately.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for fondling
Word Origin for fondle
Word Origin and History for fondling
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).