mess around

messed around; messing around; messes around

Definition of mess around

intransitive verb

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

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Examples of mess around in a Sentence

spent the vacation day just messing around 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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The first known use of mess around was in 1918

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“Mess around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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