verb[no object] Irish
- Busy oneself in a restless or agitated way: he was foostering around his caravanMore example sentences
- No sooner has the dust settled in the wan place when there's more hoostering and foostering in the other place.
- Sure there he was for years and years hoostering and foostering away at the PeeCees and getting nothing done.
- ‘Very damning’ might be a more apposite description for the charges of foostering and procrastination by the department.
late 19th century: from Irish fústar 'bustle, fussy behaviour'.