petting


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pet·ting

 (pĕt′ĭng)
n. Informal
The act or practice of amorously embracing, kissing, and caressing one's partner.

petting

(ˈpɛtɪŋ)
n
1. amorous fondling and kissing
2. stroking a pet or other animal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petting - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)petting - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
foreplay, stimulation, arousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
snogging - (British informal) cuddle and kiss
Translations

petting

[ˈpetɪŋ] Ncaricias fpl, manoseo m (pej), magreo m (Sp) (pej)

petting

[ˈpɛtɪŋ] npelotage m

petting

nPetting nt; heavy pettingHeavy Petting nt

petting

[ˈpɛtɪŋ] npetting m inv
References in classic literature ?
Maggie, moreover, had rather a tenderness for deformed things; she preferred the wry-necked lambs, because it seemed to her that the lambs which were quite strong and well made wouldn't mind so much about being petted; and she was especially fond of petting objects that would think it very delightful to be petted by her.
Every animal is grateful for kindness and petting, and they wouldn't THINK of hurt- ing a person that pets them.
He slipt out of my arms while I was petting him," she answered, "and disappeared under the hedges.