putter


1put·ter

noun \ˈp-tər\

Definition of PUTTER

:  one that puts <a putter of questions>

First Known Use of PUTTER

14th century

Rhymes with PUTTER

2putt·er

noun \ˈpə-tər\

Definition of PUTTER

1
:  a golf club used in putting
2
:  one who putts

First Known Use of PUTTER

1743

3put·ter

intransitive verb \ˈpə-tər\

: to make small popping sounds while moving slowly

Full Definition of PUTTER

1
:  to move or act aimlessly or idly
2
:  to work at random :  tinker
put·ter·er \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of PUTTER

  1. the motorboat puttered across the lake

Origin of PUTTER

alteration of potter
First Known Use: 1858

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