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Verb: footle  foo-t(u)l
Usage: informal
  1. Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    "The high school students like to footle in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, lollygag [N. Amer, informal], loaf [informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, dillydally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], mooch [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Act foolishly, as by talking nonsense

Derived forms: footled, footling, footles

Type of: act, be, behave, do