- (Britain) To potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.
- I like to relax pottering about the house doing this and that at the weekends.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 12
- Slowly the hours crawled. His father got up; he heard him pottering about.
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 15