Thursday, August 25, 2011
Definitions for footle
- To act or talk in a foolish or silly way.
- Nonsense; silliness.
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Citations for footle
Sometimes, on a good day, I would go upstairs with my duster and footle around the parlor, adjusting paintings and straightening cushions, knocking them into shape with such military precision that even my mother would have saluted them.
I say, Charlie, for any sake do play up tomorrow, and don't footle.
Origin of footle
Footle has an uncertain origin. One candidate is the French se foutre, to care nothing." Another possibility is the Dutch vochtig, "damp or musty."