The act of consensual rubbing between two or more people, either clothed or unclothed, to attain sexual gratification.
Sexual gratification from rubbing against the body of another person, often, specif., from rubbing against a stranger in a public place.
An artistic rubbing or tracing from a surface that is textured, raised, etc.
The act of rubbing against the body of another person, as in a crowd, to attain sexual gratification.
The act of rubbing against or touching the body of an unsuspecting person, as in a crowd, to attain sexual gratification.
To rub, especially to rub onto one surface placed upon another surface that is textured, in order to create a mottled or patterned area on the first surface.
(uncountable, art) A method of making an image by placing a piece of paper against an object and then rubbing over it, usually with a pencil or charcoal.
(countable, art) An image so made.
(uncountable, sexology) The practice of rubbing parts of the body against those of a consenting partner for sexual stimulation.
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.
A design so made.
Other Word Forms
Origin of frottage
- French from frotter to rub from Old French froter
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French frotter (to rub).