Meaning of fooster in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfuːstə/


[no object]Irish
  • Busy oneself in a restless or agitated way.

    ‘he was foostering around his caravan’
    • ‘No sooner has the dust settled in the wan place when there's more hoostering and foostering in the other place.’
    • ‘Sure there he was for years and years hoostering and foostering away at the PeeCees and getting nothing done.’
    • ‘‘Very damning’ might be a more apposite description for the charges of foostering and procrastination by the department.’


Late 19th century from Irish fústar ‘bustle, fussy behaviour’.