noun put·to \ˈpü-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of putto



play \-(ˌ)tē\
  1. :  a figure of an infant boy especially in European art of the Renaissance —usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of putto

Italian, literally, boy, from Vulgar Latin *puttus, alteration of Latin putus; akin to Latin puer boy — more at puerile

First Known Use: circa 1660

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