Futz

Pronunciation: [ fuhts ]


Definition: verb; noun

1: to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around)

2: a fool; simpleton

Origin: 1930; Yiddish


Etymology: perhaps an alteration of Yiddish arumfartzen ‘fart about’


Usage:


Synonyms:

1:

  • idle

  • fool

  • dally

  • dilly-dally

  • lollygag

2:

  • simpleton

  • fool

Antonyms:

1:

  • haste

  • hurry

  • rush

2:

  • genius

Example:

1: She spent her day futzing around downtown.

2: He wasn't great in school, and many considered him a futz.

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