fondle

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fondle

verb (slang) To touch someone in a sexual manner, usually understood to mean without the recipient’s implied or overt permission.
References in classic literature ?
To his intense astonishment the mongoose allowed her to pet him, take him up in her arms and fondle him.
The Wizard had trained these pets to do many curious things, and they were so little and so cunning and soft that Polychrome loved to pick them up as they passed near her place and fondle them as if they were kittens.
Little Dorrit, whose hand this Maggy, still calling her little mother, had begun to fondle, answered in words (they were under a gateway into which the majority of the potatoes had rolled).