putt

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See also: put, Putt, and Pütt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

The original explanation that putt is a variant of Old English putian, meaning to push (surviving in the Modern English sporting term shotput) no longer holds water. Rather, the word is of Middle Dutch origin, namely a loan from the verb putten, to put into a hole (hence the spelling). In Dutch, the word is instanced in a description of golf in an early seventeenth-century edition of Pieter van Afferden's Tyrocinium linguae latinae, cf. Heiner Gillmeister, “Über den Ursprung des Golfspiels”, March 7, 2016.

Noun[edit]

putt ‎(plural putts)

  1. (golf) The act of tapping a golf ball lightly on a putting green.
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Verb[edit]

putt ‎(third-person singular simple present putts, present participle putting, simple past and past participle putted)

  1. (golf) To lightly strike a golf ball with a putter on (or very near) a putting green.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic, from putt-putt

Noun[edit]

putt ‎(plural putts)

  1. (onomatopoeia) A regular sound characterized by the sound of "putt putt putt putt...", such as made by some slowly stroking internal combustion engines.
  2. (Britain, motorcycling, slang) A motorcycle.
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Verb[edit]

putt ‎(third-person singular simple present putts, present participle putting, simple past and past participle putted)

  1. To make a putt sound.
  2. (motorcycling, slang) To ride one's motorcycle, to go for a motorcycle ride.
  3. To move along slowly.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

putt ‎(third-person singular simple present putts, present participle putting, simple past and past participle putt)

  1. Obsolete form of put.
    • John Aubrey (1626-1697)
      We have a custome, that when one sneezes, every one els putts off his hatt, and bowes, and cries God bless ye Sir.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

putt

  1. imperative of putte

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

putt ‎(third-person singular present putts, present participle puttin, past putt, past participle putt)

  1. to put

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note the pronunciation.

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

putt

  1. sour and disappointed; sulky

Declension[edit]

Inflection of putt
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular putt
Neuter singular putt
Plural putta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 putte
All putta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Noun[edit]

putt c

  1. (golf) a putt

Declension[edit]

Inflection of putt 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative putt putten puttar puttarna
Genitive putts puttens puttars puttarnas

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