intransitive verb-·tled, -·tling
Origin of footlealtered (prob. after futile) from dialect, dialectal footer, to trifle from French foutre, origin, originally , to copulate with from Classical Latin futuere from Indo-European an unverified form bhaut- from base an unverified form bhau- from source beat
intransitive verbfoo·tled, foo·tling, foo·tles
- To waste time; trifle.
- To talk nonsense.
Origin of footleProbably variant of footer to screw around from obsolete fouter an act of sexual intercourse from French foutre to have sexual intercourse from Latin futuere ; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present footles, present participle footling, simple past and past participle footled)
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