futz

[fuhts] Slang.
verb (used without object)
1.
to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around ).
noun
2.
a fool; simpleton.
Verb phrases
3.
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.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; apparently a euphemism for fuck; perhaps blend of this word and putz

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Word Origin & History

futz
"loaf, waste time," 1932, Amer.Eng., perhaps from Yiddish.
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Slang Dictionary

phutz definition

[fəts]
and futz
  1. tv.
    to rob, swindle, or cheat someone. : Don't futz me! Tell the truth!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Computing Dictionary

futz definition

jargon
("futzing around") To waste time on activity that is often experimental and may or may not be productive. Not normally used for game playing.
(2008-11-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Example sentences
Stir them occasionally but don't futz too much-you want them to get golden brown and crispy.
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