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Definition of "putter" [put•ter•putt•er]

  • A short golf club used for putting. (noun)
  • A golfer who is putting. (noun)
  • To occupy oneself in an aimless or ineffective manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To waste (time) in idling: puttered away the hours in the garden. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "putter" in a sentence
  • "Away they went on the instant, _putter, putter, putter_, lifting themselves almost out of water with the swift-moving feet and tiny wings."
  • "III. iii.48 (67,2) [Each putter out on five for one] This passage alluding to a forgotten custom is very obscure: the _putter out_ must be a traveller, else how could he give this account? the"
  • "MINT ping redwood d66 black satin putter STIFF RIGHT BL"