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frot·tage

 (frô-täzh′)

n.

1.

a. The act of rubbing against or touching the body of an unsuspecting person, as in a crowd, to attain sexual gratification.

b. The act of consensual rubbing between two or more people, either clothed or unclothed, to attain sexual gratification.

2.

a. A method of making a design by placing a piece of paper on top of an object and then rubbing over it, as with a pencil or charcoal.

b. A design so made.


[French, from frotter, to rub, from Old French froter.]

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frottage

(ˈfrɒtɑːʒ; French frɔtaʒ)

n

1. (Art Terms) the act or process of taking a rubbing from a rough surface, such as wood, for a work of art

2. sexual excitement obtained by rubbing against another person’s clothed body

[French, from frotter to rub]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

frot•tage

(frɔˈtɑʒ)

n.

1. a technique in the visual arts of obtaining textural effects or images by rubbing lead, chalk, charcoal, etc., over paper laid on a granular or relieflike surface.

2. sexual stimulation through rubbing the genitals against another person.

[1930–35; < French]

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frottage

the act of rubbing against another person for sexual gratification. — frotteur, n.

See also: Sex

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. frottage – masturbation by rubbing against another person (as in a crowd)

masturbation, onanism – manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure

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