verb \ˈfü-təl\
foo·tledfoo·tling \-təl-iŋ, ˈfüt-liŋ\

Definition of FOOTLE

intransitive verb
:  to talk or act foolishly
:  to waste time :  trifle, fool
footle noun
foo·tler \-təl-ər, ˈfüt-lər\ noun

Examples of FOOTLE

  1. <spent the morning footling about while others were working>

Origin of FOOTLE

probably alteration of footer to waste time
First Known Use: 1892

Rhymes with FOOTLE


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