\ ˈpət How to pronounce putt (audio) \

Definition of putt

: a golf stroke made on a putting green to cause the ball to roll into or near the hole

Other Words from putt

putt verb

Examples of putt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Tavatanakit missed the eagle putt and Kupcho got up-and-down for birdie, holing a 6-footer to match Tavatanakit. John Nicholson, ajc, 3 Apr. 2022 But Young hit into a greenside bunker on No. 16 and missed a 13-foot putt for par, the bogey dropping him to 16 under. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2022 Will Zalatoris missed a putt by an eyelash that would have won him the tournament on the 72nd hole. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2022 Blount missed a putt during a drill, shrugging it off with a smile. Martin Savidge, Pamela Kirkland And Scottie Andrew, CNN, 15 Oct. 2021 Schauffele chipped close for par and Fitzpatrick missed the birdie putt. Doug Ferguson, chicagotribune.com, 25 Sep. 2021 Thomas, however, missed the putt, and the Europe team of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia claimed the hole to clinch the match with a victory of 3 and 1. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Sep. 2021 Gunthorpe missed his 8-foot par putt to force an extra hole. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 3 Sep. 2021 His stay alongside Mickelson in first was brief, however; Koepka missed a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole as his rival parred in. New York Times, 22 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of putt

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for putt

Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Putt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putt. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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