- a soft, plastic mixture of finely powdered chalk and linseed oil, used to secure glass panes, fill small cracks, etc.
- any substance like this in consistency, use, etc.
- putty powder
- a cement of quicklime and water, mixed with plaster of Paris or sand for use as a finishing coat in plastering
Origin of puttyFrench potée, calcined tin, brass, literally , potful from pot, pot
transitive verb-·tied, -·ty·ing
- a. A doughlike cement made by mixing whiting and linseed oil, used to fill holes in woodwork and secure panes of glass.b. A substance with a similar consistency or function.
- A fine lime cement used as a finishing coat on plaster.
- A yellowish or light brownish gray to grayish yellow or light grayish brown.
transitive verbput·tied, put·ty·ing, put·ties
Origin of puttyFrench potée polishing powder from Old French a potful from pot pot from Vulgar Latin pottus
(comparative puttier, superlative puttiest)
- Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty.
(third-person singular simple present putties, present participle puttying, simple past and past participle puttied)
- to fix something using putty
From French potÃ©e.