putter

noun (1)
put·​ter | \ ˈpu̇-tər How to pronounce putter (audio) \

Definition of putter

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: one that puts a putter of questions

putter

noun (2)
putt·​er | \ ˈpə-tər How to pronounce putter (audio) \

Definition of putter (Entry 2 of 3)

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

putter

verb
put·​ter | \ ˈpə-tər How to pronounce putter (audio) \
puttered; puttering; putters

Definition of putter (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

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

Other Words from putter

Verb

putterer \ ˈpə-​tər-​ər How to pronounce putter (audio) \ noun

Examples of putter in a Sentence

Verb the motorboat puttered across the lake

First Known Use of putter

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for putter

Verb

alteration of potter

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The first known use of putter was in the 14th century

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Dictionary Entries Near putter

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putter

putter around

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“Putter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putter. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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putter

verb
put·​ter | \ ˈpə-tər How to pronounce putter (audio) \
puttered; puttering

Kids Definition of putter

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

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