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To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad puttering around that big old house all by himself. I didn't have a specific plan while I was in London, so I spent most of the time just puttering around.
putter aroundand putter about
to do little things of little consequence; to do small tasks as found around the house. I spent all of Saturday just puttering around, not really getting anything done. I stayed home and puttered about during my vacation.