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Dictionary.com considers the etymology to be a variant of put. Doesn't seem too onomatopoetic to me.
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- Plausible. "Putting along" and "putting around" bring up significant numbers of hits, although there is a fair scattering of golf meanings in it.--Dmol 12:57, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
- Not that common, but yes. Like a very old car. Putt-putt-putt. Putting along. UK tag probably. -- Algrif 14:46, 2 June 2008 (UTC)