Putter meaning

pŭtər
A short golf club used for putting.
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To occupy oneself with minor or unimportant tasks.
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A golfer who is putting.
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To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
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To spend (time) doing minor or unimportant activities.

Puttered away the hours in the garden.

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To make a repeated or intermittent sound like that of a small gasoline engine.
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To move while making such a sound.
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A person or thing that puts.
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A short, straight-faced club used in putting.
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A person who putts.
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To busy oneself or proceed in a trifling, ineffective, or aimless way; dawdle.
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To dawdle or fritter (something) away.
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(intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
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One who puts or places.
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One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.
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(golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
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(golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.
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Origin of putter

  • Probably alteration of potter probably frequentative of Middle English poten to poke, push from Old English potian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From putt-putt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of potter

    From Wiktionary

  • putt +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary

  • put +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary