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A person who engages in the sexual act of frottage.

[French, from frotter, to rub; see frottage.]

frot·teur′ism n.


(frɒˈtɜː; French frɔtœr)
(Psychiatry) a person who rubs against another person's body for sexual gratification



a person who practices frottage.
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Noun1.frotteur - someone who masturbates by rubbing against another person (as in a crowd)
masturbator, onanist - a person who practices masturbation
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