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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.
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(frɒˈtɜː; French frɔtœr)
(Psychiatry) a person who rubs against another person's body for sexual gratification
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a person who practices frottage.
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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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Additional "perversions" abound, from the obscure reference to the "frotteur ...
an artistic rubbing or tracing from a surface that is textured or raised, etc.); see Brian Shealy, It's Not Easy Being a Frotteur, ONION, Oct.
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."