To waste time or effort on frivolities; fool. Often used with around .
To fiddle, trifle, or tamper with something. Often used with with .
Stop futzing with the camera and take the picture.
(slang) To trifle or meddle; fool (around)
Origin of futz
- Perhaps partial translation and alteration of Yiddish arumfartsn (zikh) to fart around arum-, around fartsn to fart (from Middle High German varzen perd- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition