fool around

verb

Definition of fool around

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to spend time idly, aimlessly, or frivolously

  3. 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



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