dick around

verb

Definition of dick around 

chiefly US, informal + somewhat vulgar

1 intransitive : to spend time idly or aimlessly : to waste time : fool around, mess around You're not spending money to dick around for 12 weeks and put your nose to the desk for the last two …— Kaylee Kean I know I don't have time to dick around with people who aren't serious.— Derek Stonebarger

2 transitive : to meddle with or manipulate (someone) : to treat (someone) unfairly "Let's do the cover anyway," said our managing editor, who is famously unwilling to be dicked around by publicists.— Richard Corliss

First Known Use of dick around

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dick around

dick, verbal derivative of dick in sense "penis"

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