"potter" in the noun sense
1. potter, thrower, ceramicist, ceramist
a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
"potter" in the verb sense
1. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around
do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
"The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
2. potter, putter
"The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
3. putter, potter, potter around, putter around
move around aimlessly
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