futz(redirected from futzing)
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Sl. to waste time. Stop futzing around and get the job done. I wish you would stop futzing around!
Futz something up
Sl. to mess something up. Who futzed the computer up? I don't want to futz up the deal, so I will be quiet.
Inf. to fiddle around; to mess around. Stop some time puzzling over her. While I was puzzling over putzing around and get to work. Those guys spend most why she had slapped me, she did it again, of their time just putzing around.
Also, futz with. Waste time or effort on frivolities, play around. For example, He spent all morning futzing around with the report, or No more futzing with the car-we have to go now. This term may be a shortening and corruption of the Yiddish arumfartzen, for "fart around." [Slang; 1920s]
1. To act foolishly, playfully, or without a clear sense of purpose; goof off: The kids were futzing around so much that they didn't finish their chores.
2. To manipulate something without a clear sense of purpose: Stop futzing around with the door handle, or you'll break it.
To fail at or make a mess of something: I read the speech as well as I could, but I futzed it up. We futzed up the trip because we got lost. Don't drink before going onstage—you'll futz up.
To manipulate something without a clear sense of purpose: The child futzed with the toy, and then it broke.
See also: futz
futz something up
tv. to mess something up. I don’t want to futz up the deal, so I will be quiet.
phutzand futz (fəts)
tv. to rob, swindle, or cheat someone. Don’t futz me! Tell the truth!
putz aroundand futz around
in. to waste time; to do something ineffectually. (Putz is probably putz (sense 1).) Get busy and stop putzing around.
See putz around