mess around


mess around

verb

Definition of MESS AROUND

intransitive verb
1
:  to waste time :  dawdle, idle
2
a :  associate <didn't mess around with gangs>
b :  flirt, philander

Examples of MESS AROUND

  1. <spent the vacation day just messing around>
  2. <a guy who goes to the health club mainly to mess around with the women>

First Known Use of MESS AROUND

1918

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