Also, monkey around. Engage in idle or casual activity, putter. For example, Jim loved to fool around with his computer, or She was monkeying around with some figures in hopes of balancing the budget. [Second half of 1800s]
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How to use fool around in a sentence
Then nothing happens again and you fool around and fool around and – Wow!
Then nothing happens again and you fool around and fool around and—Wow!
Ashley Madison—the international web site for married people who want to fool around—is taking Japan by storm.Japan’s Desperate Housewives Opting for Adulterous Online Dating | Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein | April 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then Bowers would collapse into bed with the actor and the two would fool around.Confessions of a Sex Escort to the Stars: Scotty Bowers’s Memoir, ‘Full Service’ | Ramin Setoodeh | February 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If ye fool around here all night it will git so thunderin' dark I can't see ter hit ther middle button on the Dutchman's coat.Frank Merriwell's Chums | Burt L. Standish
Charlie an Ned are both old duffers like me; but you cant fool around a horses legs without making him nervous.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm | Alice B. Emerson
I'll take him over to Nassau, and you can fool around for the next month or so.Pieces of Eight | Richard le Gallienne
I only hope they'll fool around in the vicinity until that schooner comes back and captures every one!A Runaway Brig; | James Otis
Some people get up and fool around in the dark so they can grumble at the lack of sunshine.Oklahoma Sunshine | Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller