footle

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Probably variant of footer (to screw around), from obsolete fouter (an act of sexual intercourse), from French foutre (to have sexual intercourse), from Latin futuere.

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footle (third-person singular simple present footles, present participle footling, simple past and past participle footled)

  1. To waste time; to trifle.
  2. To talk nonsense.

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footle (uncountable)

  1. nonsense; foolishness.

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