Definición de footle en inglés:

Compartir esta entrada

footle

Pronunciación: /ˈfuːt(ə)l/

verbo

[no object] chiefly British
Engage in fruitless activity; mess about: where’s that pesky creature that was footling about outside?
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I'm happily watching England footle around against Liechtenstein, (world leaders in denture manufacture) in a Euro 2004 qualifier on the telly.
  • He has been dubbed Canada's David Lynch, which is a lazy way of saying he likes to footle around beneath the facade of respectability.
  • Having taken the lead against Turkey their football became fitful, then flabby, and towards the end was footling.

Origen

Late 19th century: perhaps from dialect footer 'idle, potter about', from 16th-century foutre 'worthless thing', from Old French, literally 'have sexual intercourse with'.

Más
  • This word for engaging in fruitless activity is perhaps from dialect footer ‘to idle, potter about’, from 16th-century foutre ‘worthless thing’: this comes from Old French, with a literal meaning ‘have sexual intercourse with’, but with a long history of much milder associations than the English equivalent.

Palabras que riman con footle

brutal, pootle, refutal, rootle, tootle
Compartir esta entrada
 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.