Definitions

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  • n. one who footles, foolish trifler

Etymologies

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to footle + -er

Examples

  • I think we can manage the kind of footler he's been sendin 'over here lately, but if Lensch or some lad like that were to choose to turn up I wouldn't say what might happen.

    Mr. Standfast

  • Then there is: "A novelist who simply disregards the major public events of the moment is generally either a footler or a plain idiot."

    Such, Such Was Eric Blair

  • (But if I broke it down, I wouldn't be such a footler as to write plays and poems, would you?)

    Captivity

  • Of course a novelist is not obliged to write directly about contemporary history, but a novelist who simply disregards the major public events of the moment is generally either a footler or a plain idiot.

    Collected Essays

  • "Know, you footler!" growled Smathers, disgustedly.

    Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces

  • "Know, you footler!" growled Smathers disgustedly.

    Cleek, the Master Detective

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