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v. fon·dled, fon·dling, fon·dles
1. To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly. See Synonyms at caress.
2. To handle, stroke, or touch sexually and inappropriately.
3. Obsolete To treat with indulgence and solicitude; pamper.
1. To show fondness or affection by stroking or touching.
2. To touch, stroke, or handle someone or something sexually and inappropriately.

[Frequentative of fond, to show fondness for (obsolete).]

fon′dler n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fondler - a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one; "they are heavy petters"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
2.fondler - a molester who touches the intimate parts of the victim; "the woman charged that her jailer was a fondler"; "not all fondlers are sexual perverts"
molester - someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
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FONDLER Felstead, inset leaving court, was given community work
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Though much of Blake's work is certainly tongue-in-cheek (Companion, 2006, is a T-shirt stained with what one assumes to be bodily fluids and printed with the words GNOME FONDLER; Heavenly Bunny Suit, 1994, a gold costume for the high-class "furry"; Homunculus, 1992, a strangely pathetic piece suggestive of s/m garb), there is, too, a kind of delicate campiness--if such a category can be argued--that hints at the seriousness of Blake's endeavors.
Lipstick: Focused fondler, some of us are only attracted to lipsticks.