to waste time, to loiter.
My friends and I hang around at the corner bar.
A "hang around" is the first of various levels of membership in the Hells Angels
A hang around is described as friendly to the organization but is not an actual member yet. They typically go to parties, buy the t-shirts and try to make contacts within the organization to help boost their membership level. Hang arounds also ride with the group whenever there is a ride but otherwise they don't get involved in the organization; they never hold offices within the group and they typically do not participate in extreme group activities such as retaliation or gun trafficking.
Matt's become a hang around after he met a small Hells Angels group at the bar last month.
A hang-around is like a hang over
except that there is no vomiting and it lasts a lot longer. Symptoms include light-headedness,headache, weak muscles, sensitivity to light, mumbling, and usually an unexplainable pain. The only cure for a hangaround is a lot of water.
Every time I go to work with a hang-around my boss looks at me like I've killed somebody.