Definition of Potter around

1. Verb. Move around aimlessly.

Exact synonyms: Potter, Putter, Putter Around
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Potterer, Putterer



Definition of Potter around

1. Verb. (chiefly British) To potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner. ¹

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Literary usage of Potter around

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"In the intransitive they mean “to potter around, do things ineffectually, waste time”: ‘...What these chaps get paid for beats me: buggering about all the ..."

2. Viagens ethnographicas sul americanas: Argentina by Charmian London, Online Archive of California, Simoens da Silva (1921)
"All he did was to back and fill and potter around, dogmatize and contradict himself. When they cornered him, he went off on another tack, wherefore they'd ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1906)
"Girls get the same kind of training, and sometimes, in the same way, for some of them like to build and potter around with tools just as well as the boys. ..."

4. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"I cannot conscientiously encourage him to do anything but potter around his little farm and put in his odd hours contriving new and impossible projects at ..."

5. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"I cannot conscientiously encourage him to do anything but potter around his little farm and put in his odd hours contriving new and impossible projects at ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"His reasoning powers were still clear; he preserved his interest in books and affairs, and continued to potter around his workshop. ..."

7. The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London (1911)
"Just potter around in quest of the best steering gear, or try to decide whether you will set up your rigging with old-fashioned lanyards or with turnbuckles ..."

8. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"They make few mistakes, and do not have to potter around. By contrast, the instincts of mammals are rather loosely organized. Mammals are more plastic, ..."

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