foreplay ranging from breast massage to masturbating one's partner, yet no coïtal contact.
we're not married yet, so we're stuck with heavy petting sessions.
by xenofobiq August 17, 2004
girl: ass and boobs felt up to having clit rubbed

guy: ass felt up to having penis rubbed through pants
girl: "he didn't finger me, but there was a lot of heavy petting going on."

guy: "i enjoyed the heavy petting but i wish she had actually given me a hand job!"
by nerm November 7, 2004
Heavy petting is a synonym of touchy feely fondling. Some examples of heavy petting are hand jobs, fingering and dry humping.
I love heavy petting, especially when we're at the club!
by rckrchica03 January 10, 2012
A term usually used in health classes to describe the act of mutual masturbation; i.e. playing with each others' junk. This term has never before been used outside of such classes.
Laurel and Colton engaged in a session of heavy petting before gettin' it on.

Oh Colton, it feels so good when we are immersed in heavy petting.

by Bob Elva November 9, 2008
Close to sex, but not exactly. Just oral, hand jobs, fingering, etc.
Guy 1: "Hey! Me and Jane we're doing some heavy petting last night, i fingered her twice!"

Guy 2: "I need a girlfriend..."
by Raddyator August 17, 2010
When things get out of hand at a Jenny Craig meeting.
I don't really like the meal plans, but I'll stick with any diet that involves this much heavy petting.
by acidosis April 22, 2005