fool around

verb

Definition of fool around 

intransitive verb

1 : to spend time idly, aimlessly, or frivolously

2 : to engage in casual sexual activity

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Examples of fool around in a Sentence

quit fooling around on the jungle gym, or you'll get hurt spent the rainy afternoon listening to music and fooling around

First Known Use of fool around

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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