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1putty

noun put·ty \ˈpə-tē\

: 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

plural putties

Full Definition of PUTTY

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
:  a light brownish-gray to light grayish-brown color
3
:  one who is easily manipulated <is putty in her hands>
put·ty·less adjective
put·ty·like adjective
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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

2putty

verb
put·tiedput·ty·ing

Definition of PUTTY

transitive verb
:  to use putty on or apply putty to

First Known Use of PUTTY

1719

Rhymes with PUTTY

PUTTY Defined for Kids

1putty

noun put·ty \ˈpə-tē\
plural putties

Definition of PUTTY for Kids

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

2putty

verb
put·tiedput·ty·ing

Definition of PUTTY for Kids

:  to seal up with putty
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