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heavy petting

Sexual touching; foreplay. The term often implies that the activity is not followed with sex. You can be sure there's a lot of heavy petting going on under those bleachers.
See also: heavy, petting

petting pantry

slang A movie theater. A: "You're just 15 years old—there's no way I'm letting you go off to a petting pantry with some boy!" B: "But Mom, we're just friends going to a movie together—it's really not a big deal."
See also: petting

petting party

dated Social gatherings in which couples engaged in amorous kissing, caressing, and fondling. I was shocked to learn that my grandmother—one of the most prude, conservative women in my life—used to go around to petting parties back in the 1920s.
See also: party, petting
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n. a session of kissing and caressing. I just want to watch the movie. I didn’t come here for some teenage petting-party!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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