intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps part modification, part translation of Yiddish arumfartsn zikh, literally, to fart around Date: circa 1930 slang fool around 1 — often used with around <
futz around without producing any worthwhile music — John Koegel

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  • futz — v. i. To fool around; to act without plan or purpose; usually used with around; as, don t futz around with a device without understanding its operation. [Slang.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • futz — [fʌts] v futz around phr v [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from Yiddish arumfartzen to fart around ] to waste time, especially by doing small, unimportant jobs slowly ▪ I spent the entire day just futzing around …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • futz — [ fʌts ] verb INFORMAL ,futz around phrasal verb intransitive INFORMAL to spend a lot of time doing something without achieving much …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • futz — loaf, waste time, 1932, Amer.Eng., perhaps from Yiddish …   Etymology dictionary

  • futz — ☆ futz [futs ] vi. [? shortening of E Yiddish arumfartsn zikh, fart around] Slang to trifle or meddle; fool ( around) …   English World dictionary

  • futz — 1. noun a) Female genitalia, especially the vagina Janet gets on my nerves. Shes a dumb futz, aint? b) An objectionable woman Syn: cunt 2. verb …   Wiktionary

  • futz — /futs/, Slang. v.i. 1. to pass time in idleness (usually fol. by around). 2. futz with or around with, to handle or deal with, esp. idly, reluctantly, or as a time consuming task: I spent all day futzing with those file folders. n. 3. a fool;… …   Universalium

  • futz — [fʌts] verb (usu. futz around) N. Amer. informal idle or busy oneself aimlessly. Origin 1930s: perh. an alt. of Yiddish arumfartzen fart about …   English new terms dictionary

  • futz — verb futz around phrasal verb (I) AmE informal to waste time, especially by doing small, unimportant jobs slowly: I spent the entire day just futzing around …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • futz — [[t]fʌts[/t]] Slang. 1) cvb sts to pass time in idleness (usu. fol. by around) 2) phv+sts futz (around) with, to deal with tediously and nigglingly 3) cvb sts a fool; simpleton • Etymology: 1930–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

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