phutzed

phutz

1. To waste time aimlessly or uselessly; to loaf or procrastinate. A variant spelling of "futz," typically followed by "with (something)" or "around." Stop phutzing with that old radio, and do your chores like I asked you! We were supposed to be working on our essays, but we just phutzed around for most of the day.
2. To deceive or swindle someone or some group. A variant spelling of "futz." That guy is definitely phutzing you, boss—I just watched him pocket money from the cash register. If you think you can phutz the government and get away with it, you've got another think coming!

phutz around

1. slang To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to fool around. A variant spelling of "futz around." We were supposed to be working on our essays, but we just phutzed around for most of the day. Would you stop phutzing around and do your chores like I asked?
2. slang To play, fiddle, or tinker (with something). A variant spelling of "futz around." Hey, don't phutz around with the thermostat—it needs to stay at 68 degrees. Grandpa's still phutzing around with that old radio, but I doubt he'll get it to work again.
See also: around, phutz

phutz with

slang To play, fiddle, or tinker (with something). A variant spelling of "futz with (something)." Hey, don't phutz with the thermostat—it needs to stay at 68 degrees. Grandpa's still in the shed phutzing with that old radio, but I doubt he'll get it to work again.
See also: phutz

phutz

and futz (fəts)
tv. to rob, swindle, or cheat someone. Don’t futz me! Tell the truth!