- to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around).
- a fool; simpleton.
- 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.
Origin of futz
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"loaf, waste time," 1932, American English, perhaps from Yiddish. Related: Futzed; futzing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper