put-put(redirected from put-putting)
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n. & v.
Variant of putt-putt.
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1. (Automotive Engineering) a light chugging or popping sound, as made by a petrol engine
2. (Automotive Engineering) a vehicle powered by an engine making such a sound
vb, -puts, -putting or -putted
(Automotive Engineering) (intr) to make or travel along with such a sound
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or putt-putt(ˈpʌtˈpʌt, -ˌpʌt)
1. Informal. a small internal-combustion engine, or something equipped with one.
2. the sound made by such an engine.
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Past participle: put-putted
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|Noun||1.||put-put - a small gasoline engine (as on motor boat)|
gasoline engine, petrol engine - an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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