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putter

noun put·ter \ ˈpu̇-tər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of putter

:one that puts
  • a putter of questions

First Known Use of putter

14th century


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putter

noun putt·er \ ˈpə-tər \

Definition of putter

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

First Known Use of putter

1743


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putter

verb put·ter \ ˈpə-tər \

Definition of putter

intransitive verb
1 :to move or act aimlessly or idly
2 :to work at random :tinker

putterer

play \ˈpə-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of putter in a Sentence

  1. the motorboat puttered across the lake

Origin and Etymology of putter

alteration of potter



PUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

putter

verb

Definition of putter for English Language Learners

  • : to make small popping sounds while moving slowly


PUTTER Defined for Kids

putter

verb put·ter \ ˈpə-tər \

Definition of putter for Students

puttered; puttering
:to act or work without much purpose
  • She enjoys puttering around the garden.

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