putter

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of potter

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

putter (third-person singular simple present putters, present participle puttering, simple past and past participle puttered)

  1. (intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 13, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time. 'Twas locked, of course, but the Deacon man got a big bunch of keys out of his pocket and commenced to putter with the lock.

Etymology 2[edit]

put +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putter (plural putters)

  1. One who puts or places.
  2. One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.

Etymology 3[edit]

putt +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putter (plural putters)

  1. (golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
  2. (golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

putter m (plural putters, diminutive puttertje n)

  1. European goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from English

Noun[edit]

putter m (plural putters)

  1. putter (golf club)

Verb[edit]

putter

  1. (golf) to putt

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Vilamovian[edit]

Noun[edit]

putter f

  1. butter