putter around(redirected from puttered around)
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.