mess around

verb

Definition of mess around

1 : to waste time : dawdle, idle
2 a : associate
  • didn't mess around with gangs

Examples of mess around in a Sentence

  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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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