putter around

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of putter around

US
:to spend time in a relaxed way doing small jobs and other things that are not very important
  • I didn't do much last weekend. I just puttered around.
  • He spent his vacation puttering around the house/garden.

Word by Word Definitions

putter play
  1. : one that puts

  1. : a golf club used in putting

  2. : one who putts

  1. : to move or act aimlessly or idly

  2. : to work at random : tinker

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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