Pottered
Potter Pot"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pottered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pottering}.] [Cf. W. pwtio to poke, or OD. poteren to search one thoroughly, Sw. p[*a]ta, peta, to pick, E. pother, put.] 1. To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother. [1913 Webster]

Pottering about the Mile End cottages. --Mrs. Humphry Ward. [1913 Webster]

2. To walk lazily or idly; to saunter. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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