I used to be a reporter, and there is no better way to procrastinate while writing than research.
Techies know they hold all the cards to the obscure and procrastinate on the grounds of engineering mysteries.
1580s, a back formation from procrastination or else from Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare "to put off till tomorrow; defer, delay" (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating. Earlier verb was procrastine (1540s), from French.