[ fraw-tahzh ]
/ frɔˈtɑʒ /
a technique in the visual arts of obtaining textural effects or images by rubbing lead, chalk, charcoal, etc., over paper laid on a granular or relieflike surface.Compare rubbing (def. 2).
a work of art containing shapes and textures produced by frottage.
the practice of getting sexual stimulation and satisfaction by rubbing against something, especially another person.
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Origin of frottage
1930–35; <French, equivalent to frott(er) to rub (of uncertain origin) + -age-age
Words nearby frottage
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British Dictionary definitions for frottage
/ (ˈfrɒtɑːʒ, French frɔtaʒ) /
the act or process of taking a rubbing from a rough surface, such as wood, for a work of art
sexual excitement obtained by rubbing against another person's clothed body
Word Origin for frottage
French, from frotter to rub
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Medical definitions for frottage
[ frô-täzh′ ]
The act of rubbing against the body of another person, as in a crowd, to attain sexual gratification.
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