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1.
Doing absolutely nothing productive. Wasting time. Not taking a task seriously. Purposefully performing a task poorly.

syn: dicking around, doing jack shit, chilling
ant: trying, working

Some though he was running the country, but really he was just fucking around.
by IlyaB January 19, 2006
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2.
Not at all engaged in nothing productive. Though it may appear to an observer that the subject is doing nothing or thinly disguising his or her apparent idleness with misleading activity, the subject may be more open to the discovery of something new than if he/she was not fucking around.
Hence, fucking around may be a modest term for continuous searching, remaining open to any and all fresh input.
Fucking around may be experimentation in its noblest form.
"What are you doing?" (asked while doodling on the guitar)
"Oh, just fucking around." By such fucking around there may be a sudden new melody that comes to the one who doodles on the guitar.
by tim kibler July 23, 2006
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3.
Cheating on someone, usually said in bitterness or anger.
Not just kissing, but more. See def 1 for 'fooling around'.
Oftentimes 'fucking around with' or fucking around on'.
for example:
"How dare you accuse me of fucking around on you!!"
or
"I knew she was fucking around on me with John."
by ajavudit September 01, 2009
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