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[fuhts] /fʌts/ Slang.

verb (used without object)
to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around).
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.

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



[1930s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Yiddish arumfartzen; mainly perceived as a euphemism for fuck]

(“futzing around”) To waste time on activity that is often experimental and may or may not be productive. Not normally used for game playing.


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