putter

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putt·er 1

 (pŭt′ər)
n.
1. A short golf club used for putting.
2. A golfer who is putting.

put·ter 2

 (pŭt′ər)
v. put·tered, put·ter·ing, put·ters
v.intr.
1. To occupy oneself with minor or unimportant tasks.
2. To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
v.tr.
To spend (time) doing minor or unimportant activities: puttered away the hours in the garden.

[Probably alteration of potter, probably frequentative of Middle English poten, to poke, push, from Old English potian.]

put′ter·er n.

put·ter 3

 (pŭt′ər)
v.intr. put·tered, put·ter·ing, put·ters
1. To make a repeated or intermittent sound like that of a small gasoline engine.
2. To move while making such a sound.

[From putt-putt.]

putter

(ˈpʌtə)
n
1. (Golf) a club for putting, usually having a solid metal head
2. (Golf) a golfer who putts

putter

(ˈpʌtə)
vb
1. (intr;often foll by about or around) to busy oneself in a desultory though agreeable manner
2. (intr;often foll by along or about) to move with little energy or direction: to putter about town.
3. (usually foll by: away) to waste (time)
n
the act of puttering
Equivalent term (in Britain and certain other countries): potter
[C16 (in the sense: to poke repeatedly): from Old English potian to thrust; see put]

putter

(ˈpʊtə)
n
1. a person who puts: the putter of a question.
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a person who puts the shot

put•ter1

(ˈpʌt ər)

v.i.
to busy or occupy oneself in a leisurely, casual, or ineffective manner.
Also, esp. Brit., potter.
[1875–80; variant of potter2]
put′ter•er, n.
put′ter•ing•ly, adv.

putt•er2

(ˈpʌt ər)

n.
1. a golf club used in putting.
2. a person who putts a golf ball.
[1735–45]

put•ter3

(ˈpʊt ər)

n.
a person or thing that puts.
[1810–20]

putter


Past participle: puttered
Gerund: puttering

Imperative
putter
putter
Present
I putter
you putter
he/she/it putters
we putter
you putter
they putter
Preterite
I puttered
you puttered
he/she/it puttered
we puttered
you puttered
they puttered
Present Continuous
I am puttering
you are puttering
he/she/it is puttering
we are puttering
you are puttering
they are puttering
Present Perfect
I have puttered
you have puttered
he/she/it has puttered
we have puttered
you have puttered
they have puttered
Past Continuous
I was puttering
you were puttering
he/she/it was puttering
we were puttering
you were puttering
they were puttering
Past Perfect
I had puttered
you had puttered
he/she/it had puttered
we had puttered
you had puttered
they had puttered
Future
I will putter
you will putter
he/she/it will putter
we will putter
you will putter
they will putter
Future Perfect
I will have puttered
you will have puttered
he/she/it will have puttered
we will have puttered
you will have puttered
they will have puttered
Future Continuous
I will be puttering
you will be puttering
he/she/it will be puttering
we will be puttering
you will be puttering
they will be puttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been puttering
you have been puttering
he/she/it has been puttering
we have been puttering
you have been puttering
they have been puttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been puttering
you will have been puttering
he/she/it will have been puttering
we will have been puttering
you will have been puttering
they will have been puttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been puttering
you had been puttering
he/she/it had been puttering
we had been puttering
you had been puttering
they had been puttering
Conditional
I would putter
you would putter
he/she/it would putter
we would putter
you would putter
they would putter
Past Conditional
I would have puttered
you would have puttered
he/she/it would have puttered
we would have puttered
you would have puttered
they would have puttered

putter

Club used for putting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.putter - a golfer who is puttingputter - a golfer who is putting    
golf player, golfer, linksman - someone who plays the game of golf
2.putter - the iron normally used on the putting green
iron - a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
Verb1.putter - work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
busy, occupy - keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
2.putter - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idlyputter - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
puddle - mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
3.putter - move around aimlessly
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

putter

verb
1. To waste time by engaging in aimless activity:
2. To be nervously or uselessly active:
Informal: mess around.
3. To move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion:
Translations
مِضْرَب عَمودي
hůl pro jamkoviště
putter
púttari
hafif vuruş sopası

putter

1 [ˈpʌtəʳ] Nputter m

putter

[ˈpʌtər] n (GOLF)putter mputting green [ˈpʌtɪŋgriːn] n (GOLF)green m

putter

1
n (= golf club)Putter m; he’s a good putterer kann gut einlochen

putter

1 [ˈpʌtəʳ] n (Golf) → putter m inv

putt

(pat) verb
(in golf) to send a ball gently forward when aiming for the hole.
ˈputter noun
a golf-club used for putting.
References in classic literature ?
The old man lived in one of the unpainted sheds back of the farmhouse and puttered about all day in the fields.