1. (intr; often foll by about or around) to busy oneself in a desultory though agreeable manner
2. (intr; often foll by along or about) to move with little energy or direction to potter about town
3. (tr; usually foll by away) to waste (time) to potter the day away
4. v potter [potə] to wander about doing small jobs or doing nothing important
it's my favourite past time...