futz

[ fuhts ]

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Part of Speech

noun, verb

Origin + Etymology

perhaps an alteration of Yiddish arumfartzen ‘fart about’

Synonyms

noun

  • simpleton
  • fool

verb

  • idle
  • fool
  • dally
  • dilly-dally
  • lollygag

Antonyms

noun

  • genius

verb

  • haste
  • hurry
  • rush

Definition

noun

a fool; simpleton

verb

to pass time in idleness (usually followed by around)

Examples

noun

He wasn't great in school, and many considered him a futz.

verb

She spent her day futzing around downtown.

Usage Over Time

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