1. [ verb ] be about
Synonyms: hang_around linger loiter tarry mill_about lurk lallygag loaf mill_around mess_about lollygag lounge

"The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square" "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Related terms: be prowl loiterer
2. [ verb ] act foolishly, as by talking nonsense
Related terms: act
Similar spelling:   foetal