from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who engages in the sexual act of frottage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who commits, or has in the past committed, an act of frotteurism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who masturbates by rubbing against another person (as in a crowd)


French, from frotter, to rub; see frottage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French frotteur ("one who rubs") (Wiktionary)


  • Vous connaissiez ma maison, je l'ai augmentée d'un cocher, d'un frotteur, un garçon de cuisine, et j'ai marié mon aide de cuisine; car je travaille à peupler la colonie: 80 mariages de soldats cet hiver et deux d'officiers.

    Montcalm and Wolfe

  • Dans sa chambre, answered the frotteur, nodding and dancing.

    Paris Lions and London Tigers

  • Je ne suis que le frotteur de madame, said the man, placing his arm a-kimbo, and flying about the room, in all sorts of attitudes, in, what Peter thought, a very burlesque manner.

    Paris Lions and London Tigers

  • Ma foi! said the frotteur, dancing away upon the toe, which held a brush, attached to it, while rolling his body about, as though he had been skating over the

    Paris Lions and London Tigers

  • Peter took out his card, and followed the gay frotteur, up and down the room, in the faint hope of placing it in his hand; but the man, by twirling, and capering, and harlequinade, always eluded his pursuit.

    Paris Lions and London Tigers

  • _ Bowing, as we passed, he consigned us, with a graceful wave of the hand, to the care of Pierre, the _frotteur_.

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

  • They were afraid they were becoming the frotteur at Le Bar Bat, (who, according to someone familiar with the incident, recently had to take his wife on a trip to Europe to explain himself to her.

    Two Myopic Monkeys: D.L.J. Refugees Speak No Evil in New Book

  • I took him for some fragment of a _duc et pair_ of the old school; but, on putting the question to _the frotteur_, who himself might have passed for a _figurante_ at the opera, he informed us that he was '_Notre bourgeois_,' the master of the hotel. "

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831


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