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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The reference to the frotteur is linked by Braithwaite to Nabokov's Lolita, another postmodern novel that explores "perversion," especially pedophilia, but also homosexuality.
143) For example, if a fully clothed frotteur (144) rubs his groin on the buttocks of a stranger on the subway, this may be a wrongful sexual contact but not an act of sodomy.
Lace and epaulets aside, however, he was merely Jefferson's official frotteur, the servant assigned to polish and wax the wooden floors, which, with inimitable French gaiety he did by putting on his brushes and gliding up and down the hallways, hands behind his back, like a skater on a pond.