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putter 1

Syllabification: put·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpədər/

noun

1A golf club designed for use in putting, typically with a flat-faced malletlike head.
Example sentences
  • To use the long putter, place the top of the grip against your sternum with your left hand.
  • But when I go with the belly putter, everything seems to be right.
  • Second, he imagines that the putter shaft is a giant pencil.
2 [with adjective] A golfer considered in terms of putting ability: you’ll need to be a good putter to break par
More example sentences
  • The polish to being a good putter comes from having a regular putting routine.
  • You probably are not a very good putter unless you have a really good attitude.
  • Once he becomes a better putter, there will be no stopping him.

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putter 2 Syllabification: put·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpədər/

noun& verb

Another term for putt-putt.
Example sentences
  • We puttered our way along up Haight St., browsed in Booksmith (excellent bookstore) and then walked back to the car via the rose garden.
  • We haul our camera and camping gear, all 600 pounds of it, onto a tiny rubber dinghy and putter out to his boat.
  • Then we climb back into our SUVs and putter away.

Origin

1940s: imitative.

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putter 3 Syllabification: put·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpədər/
(British potter)

verb

[no object] North American
1Occupy oneself in a desultory but pleasant manner, doing a number of small tasks or not concentrating on anything particular: early morning is the best time of the day to putter around in the garden
More example sentences
  • He had more confidence to get about and could do a lot more - it allowed him to potter about in the house, in the garden and the greenhouse.
  • He is ‘not really into’ nightclubs and is looking for a quiet house ‘with a nice garden, somewhere to potter about like the old boy I am’.
  • The employees manning these centres are trained to remain unobtrusive and encourage the visitors to potter about, handling the products on display.
1.1 [with adverbial of direction] Move or go in a casual, unhurried way: the duck putters on the surface of the pond
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  • She stood up once the van puttered away and walked back inside.
  • Here he comes, puttering up in his little soapbox derby car with its duck horn.
  • My parents, as they potter through Camberwell and snooty suburbs walking their dog, chat away with locals and the subject often comes up.

Origin

Late 19th century (originally US): alteration of potter1.

Derivatives

putterer

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noun
Example sentences
  • He doesn't go far, a bit of a potterer if you like.
  • I have no chance of getting an allotment, but I'm more of a potterer than a digger, so that doesn't bother me.
  • I've never been much of a potterer but I've done some amount of pottering about over the last few days!

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