fooster

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing of Irish fústar.

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fooster (third-person singular simple present foosters, present participle foostering, simple past and past participle foostered)

  1. (Ireland, intransitive) To bustle about in a purposeless way; fidget.
    • 7 July 1894, Charles Dickens (editor), Kattie's Wedding, F. M. Evans and Co., Limited:
      "Ony if he wouldn't spind so much time foosthering about with thim little hins, bad luck to thim, that lays an igg no bigger than a marble," she added plaintively, as the trio started down the village street.
  2. (Ireland, intransitive) To rummage; to engage in inept activity; to noodle. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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Noun[edit]

fooster (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland) A confused hurry; bustle.

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