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futz

[fuhts] /fʌts/
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
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism; apparently a euphemism for fuck; perhaps blend of this word and putz
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Word Origin and History for futzed around with

futz

v.

"loaf, waste time," 1932, American English, perhaps from Yiddish. Related: Futzed; futzing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for futzed around with

futz

noun
  1. The vulva
  2. A repulsive man, esp an old one; alter kocker: Inside of every American is a scrawny, twanging old futz like me
verb
  1. fuck
  2. (also futz with) To meddle or alter wrongfully; damage; fuck up: What is clear is that this movie has been futzed with

[1930s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Yiddish arumfartzen; mainly perceived as a euphemism for fuck]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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