This page is about the phrasal verb hang aroundINFORMAL
to spend time somewhere without doing anything useful
hang about (British/Australian)
- hang around Are you just going to hang around the house all day, or are you going to go out and do something?
- hang around The local teenagers would hang around in the park for hours after school.
This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Jimmy's mother didn't want him hanging around the house
Contributor: Matt Errey