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footle

play
verb foo·tle \ˈfü-təl\

Definition of footle

foo·tledfoo·tling play \-təl-iŋ, ˈfüt-liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk or act foolishly

  3. 2 :  to waste time :  trifle, fool

footle noun
foo·tler play \-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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