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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: fond 'to love too much' (16-17 centuries), from FOND

fondle

verb
     
fon‧dle [transitive]
to gently touch and move your fingers over part of someone's body in a way that shows love or sexual desire:
She fondled his neck.

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