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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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>

puttyless adjective
puttylike 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

puttiedputtying

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



1719

First Known Use of putty

1719



PUTTY Defined for Kids

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putty

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noun put·ty \ˈpə-tē\

Definition of putty for Students

plural putties

  1. :  a soft sticky substance that hardens as it dries and is used for holding glass in a window frame or filling holes




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putty

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verb put·ty

Definition of putty for Students

puttiedputtying

  1. :  to seal up with putty




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