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putty

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noun put·ty \ˈpə-tē\

Simple Definition of putty

  • : a soft, sticky substance that becomes hard when it dries and that is used for holding glass in window frames or for filling small holes in wood

Full Definition of putty

plural putties

  1. 1 a :  a doughlike material typically made of whiting and linseed oil that is used especially to fasten glass in window frames and to fill crevices in woodwork b :  any of various substances resembling putty in appearance, consistency, or use

  2. 2 :  a light brownish-gray to light grayish-brown color

  3. 3 :  one who is easily manipulated <is putty in her hands>

put·ty·less adjective
put·ty·like adjective

Origin of putty

French potée potter's glaze, literally, potful, from Old French, from pot pot — more at pottage


First Known Use: 1665

Rhymes with putty


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putty

verb put·ty

Definition of putty

put·tiedput·ty·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to use putty on or apply putty to



1719

First Known Use of putty

1719



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