Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Slang To waste time or effort on frivolities; fool. Often used with around: "would like to return to the days when Americans believed: 'By golly, you don't futz around with Uncle Sam'” ( Wall Street Journal).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Female genitalia, especially the vagina
  • n. An objectionable woman
  • v. To experiment by trial and error

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To fool around; to act without plan or purpose; -- usually used with around.

Etymologies

Possibly blend of fuck and putz.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Yiddish arumfartzen ("to fart about"); perhaps a combination of putz and fuck; or perhaps related to German Fotze. (Wiktionary)

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  • A "countercultural" musical about a farmer who tries to marry a pig. Worst movie ever.

    September 4, 2007