Could you tell if there is any difference in meaning between hang out with someone and hang around with someone? For example:

Mike is always hanging out with that guy.

Mike is always hanging around with that guy.


No, no difference. They're both slang idioms, the latter one used more often in the past, the former one starting common use in the 70s, perhaps?

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.