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to fool or play around; screw around or waste time
She futzed around with the background and screensaver settings on her computer.
"loaf, waste time," 1932, American English, perhaps from Yiddish. Related: Futzed; futzing.
[1930s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Yiddish arumfartzen; mainly perceived as a euphemism for fuck]