Definitions

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  • v. To wake up and get out of bed. (Used mostly in the imperative).

Etymologies

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Supposedly originated in the 19th century Royal Navy as a waking call.

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  • Listening to Fry's English delight as I footle about on the web this Sunday PM.

    Women on a ship were allowed to lie in bed for an hour longer by showing a leg.

    Make that pootle.

    February 1, 2009