Definition of petting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

petting

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpetɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpetɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the activity of kissing and touching somebody, especially in a sexual way heavy petting (= sexual activity which avoids penetration)
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