- a short, straight-faced club used in putting
- a person who putts
Origin of puttervariant, variety of potter
- A short golf club used for putting.
- A golfer who is putting.
verbput·tered, put·ter·ing, put·ters
- To occupy oneself with minor or unimportant tasks.
- To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
Origin of putterProbably alteration of potter probably frequentative of Middle English poten to poke, push from Old English potian
verbintransitiveput·tered, put·ter·ing, put·ters
- To make a repeated or intermittent sound like that of a small gasoline engine.
- To move while making such a sound.
Origin of putterFrom putt-putt
(third-person singular simple present putters, present participle puttering, simple past and past participle puttered)
- (intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
Alteration of potter
put +"Ž -er
- (golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
- (golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.
putt +"Ž -er