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verb (used without object)
  1. to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around).
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  1. a fool; simpleton.
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Verb Phrases
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for futz


"loaf, waste time," 1932, American English, perhaps from Yiddish. Related: Futzed; futzing.

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