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 20, 2006
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something one does in his/her notice period after resigning from current job, basically nothing.
He's in notice period, so he's just fucking around.. we should release him as soon as possible.
by onlinejerk February 20, 2015
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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 24, 2006
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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 1, 2009
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Messing with someone with no intentions of being together, only for temporary satisfaction.
Nah, I don't talk to her like that, we just fucking around .
by HeyHeyHayHay May 5, 2015
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In general, to do everything but the intended purpose of the task planned.

1. An unspecific way of saying one engaged in sexual activity but not necessarily have intercourse, or penetration. To make out and play around, but not fuck.

See mess around.
2. To engage in unproductive activity to avoid doing something more productive. To avoid doing something but keeping yourself busy doing something else.
See malingering
1. "Did you hit it yet?" "Naw, we just fucked around."
2. "I was supposed to do my paper three days ago, but fucked around and ended up turning it in late"
by mr_runabout2 February 1, 2011
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To not take something seriously, believing the whole thing to be just a joke. It can also be used to describe not putting your full effort into something.
Example 1:

Teacher: All you do is fuck around in my class and break the rules. Don't blame me for your shitty grade.

Example 2:

Person 1: That same fucking cop arrested me again!

Person 2: Well then don't piss him off. I know that guy, and he doesn't fuck around.
by John D. Heisenberg January 5, 2013
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