Definition of Footle

1. Verb. Be about. "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Exact synonyms: Hang Around, Lallygag, Linger, Loaf, Loiter, Lollygag, Lounge, Lurk, Mess About, Mill About, Mill Around, Tarry
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Lurch, Prowl
Derivative terms: Lingerer, Loiterer, Lounger



2. Verb. Act foolishly, as by talking nonsense.
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do

Definition of Footle

1. Verb. To waste time; to trifle. ¹

2. Verb. To talk nonsense. ¹

3. Noun. nonsense; foolishness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footle

1. to waste time [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footle

foothook
foothooks
foothot
footie
footier
footies
footiest
footing
footings
footjob
footjobs
footkiss
footkisses
footlambert
footlamberts
footle (current term)
footle about
footle around
footle away
footled
footler
footlers
footles
footless
footlessly
footlessness
footlessnesses
footlicker
footlickers
footlight

Literary usage of Footle

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"First segment of hind-body footle«, bearing the orifices of the genital organs (in the male u nsy m metrically placed) ; last foot of the fore-body in the ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1856)
"... 1 Why is cake and jelly pushed in at the window Î Why are four eyeless, footle», legless horses, rapidly circumscribed by breeching aiid bearing-reine? ..."

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