futz

[ fuhts ]
/ fʌts /
Slang.

verb (used without object)

to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around).

noun

a fool; simpleton.

Verb Phrases

futz (around) with, to handle or deal with, especially idly, reluctantly, or as a time-consuming task: I spent all day futzing with those file folders.

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Origin of futz

1930–35, Americanism; apparently a euphemism for fuck; perhaps blend of this word and putz
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