Synonyms of mess around in English:

mess around

(also mess about)

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SYNONYMS
potter about, amuse oneself, pass the time, do nothing very much, fiddle about, fiddle around, play about, play around, fool about, fool around
fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey, monkey about, monkey, monkey around
informal piddle about, piddle around
British informal muck about, muck around, lark, lark about, lark, lark around, fanny about, fanny around, footle about, footle around
vulgar slang frig about, frig around, fuck about, fuck around
British vulgar slang piss about, piss around, arse about, arse around, bugger about, bugger around