mess around

verb

Definition of mess around 

intransitive verb

1 : to waste time : dawdle, idle

2a : associate didn't mess around with gangs

b : flirt, philander

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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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