\ 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 The championship came down to a thrilling finish on the 72nd hole, with England’s Matt Fitzpatrick executing a fairway bunker shot for the ages, and Will Zalatoris missing a playoff-forcing putt by mere centimeters. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 20 June 2022 The consensus is that Zalatoris’s putting — particularly the short putt — is his Achilles’ heel. New York Times, 20 June 2022 Fitzpatrick’s putt barely missed, setting up a par. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 19 June 2022 He was left to stand to stand off to the side of the green as Zalatoris lined up a birdie putt from 14 feet that would have forced a playoff. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, 19 June 2022 Poolside cooking demonstrations, fish feeding, tennis, fitness center, hiking, kayaking, and a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course offer more ways to spend time. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2022 English hit a brilliant second shot but missed a short putt that could have ended it. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 18 June 2022 The full warmth between them wasn't on display until Lauterbach sank a 5-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 to win a playoff over Stricker and the two embraced on the green at the Woodlands Course at Lawsonia. Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 16 June 2022 Ford, playing the front nine last, proved it with six birdies in a seven-hole span, including a clutch birdie putt on No. 8 and a par on No. 9 to force a playoff. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 15 June 2022 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

26 Jun 2022

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“Putt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putt. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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