[ hand-hohl-ding ]

  1. the act of holding hands, especially as a sign or token of affection.

  2. constant reassurance and help, especially as an indication of one's interest or confidence: We do a lot of handholding with our clients.

Origin of handholding

First recorded in 1905–10; hand + holding

Words Nearby handholding

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