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1. to waste time doing nothing. 2. to waste time doing stupid things 3. to delay, dilly-dally, especially before leaving the house to be on time somewhere.
Example 1: "I didn't do anything on Sunday; I just faffed around the house."

Example 2:
Person 1: "I can't decided between these 2 jackets to wear to the movies. Which one? Where is my black hat? Oh wait, let me get my phone. Do you know where I put it? Oh and did you feed the cat dinner? Maybe I can just check email really quick right now; we have time."
Person 2: "Stop your faffing. We have to leave now or we won't make it."

Example 3:
"He faffed around on the internet for so long that he was almost an hour late meeting us at the bar."
by Amy Lapierre October 11, 2005
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To muck about, wasting time doing something not necessary.

I've been faffing about all day with my car
by Trixie Karinksi May 31, 2003
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Stop faffing and get down here, we haven't got all day.

He spends most of his day faffing, eating and sleeping. Nothing particularly useful.
by smartnut007 September 04, 2013
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The ability of making an easy, usually logistical, process complicated.
"We were supposed to be there an hour ago but with all the 'faffing' we were late."
by 7t7 January 29, 2008
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Used to describe owners of the ST205 variant of the Toyota Celica GT-Four, due to their tendancy to 'faff' about over their cars
Nice faff you got there.


Stop faffing about on that car/faff.
by GT4 February 19, 2005
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What women do. Trying to get something done whilst generally achieving nothing.
It took my wife 2 hours to get ready. 5 minutes to dress and 115 minutes to faff about.
by Dicksplash May 23, 2007
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