fool around

verb

Definition of fool around

intransitive verb
1 : to spend time idly, aimlessly, or frivolously
2 : to engage in casual sexual activity

Examples of fool around in a Sentence

  1. quit fooling around on the jungle gym, or you'll get hurt

  2. spent the rainy afternoon listening to music and fooling around

First Known Use of fool around

1837

fool around Synonyms

Synonyms
act up, clown (around), cut up, horse around, hotdog, monkey (around), showboat, show off, skylark
Related Words
carry on, misbehave; roughhouse; caper, cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp; carouse, maffick, revel, roar, wassail
Near Antonyms
buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)


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