the chugging sounds made by the engine of a motorboat, motorbike, etc.
Origin of putt-puttechoic
intransitive verbputt′-putt·ed, putt′-putt·ing
to make, move along, or operate with such sounds
a game of miniature golf, or the course it is played on
Origin of putt-puttfrom Putt-Putt Golf Course, a service mark, reduplicated, reduplication of putt
also put-put Informal
- A repeated or intermittent sound like that made by a small gasoline engine.
- A small gasoline engine.
- A vehicle, such as a boat, that is operated by a small gasoline engine.
intransitive verbputt-put·ted, putt-put·ting, putt-putts, or put-put·ted put-put·ting put-puts
- To make a sound like that of a small gasoline engine.
- To move while making such a sound.
Origin of putt-puttImitative of a running engine