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Friday, April 08, 2011

futz

\FUHTS\ , verb;
1.
To pass time in idleness (usually followed by around).
noun:
1.
A fool; a simpleton.
Quotes:
"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:
Futz is an Americanism of unknown origin, though it may be derived from Yiddish slang.
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