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Friday, April 08, 2011

Definitions for futz

  1. To pass time in idleness (usually followed by around).
  2. A fool; a simpleton.

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Citations for futz
"For God's sake, Tommy, just do it, and then you can futz with your papers all you want to." Peter Freeborn, The Stark Truth
"I think it's because, unlike most people, she doesn't futz around being polite." Charlotte Vale Allen, Painted Lives
Origin of futz
1930-1935
Futz is an Americanism of unknown origin, though it may be derived from Yiddish slang.