Definition of putt in English:

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Pronunciation: /pət/

verb (putts, putting, putted)

[no object]
Try to hit a golf ball into a hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green: Nicklaus putted for eagle on 11 of the 16 par 5s [with object]: putt the balls into the hole
More example sentences
  • The player must try to remember what it felt like when he putted well.
  • To win you have to be able to putt well for the whole week.
  • Golf has undergone revolutionary changes since John Reid putted his first ball in 1779.


A gentle stroke that hits a golf ball across the green towards the hole.
Example sentences
  • So before a round, always practice long putts, stroking the ball the length or width of the practice green.
  • In Fitsum's case, his jabby stroke caused him to hit putts well past the hole.
  • Focus on swinging back and through the same amount, lengthening your stroke as the putts get longer.


Mid 17th century (originally Scots): differentiated from put.

Words that rhyme with putt

abut, but, butt, cut, glut, gut, hut, intercut, jut, Mut, mutt, phut, rut, scut, shortcut, shut, slut, smut, strut, tut, undercut

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Syllabification: putt

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