Definition of put-put in English:

put-put

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌtpʌt
 
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noun & verb

  • another term for putter2.
    More example sentences
    • Five minutes pass and a Thai long-tail fishing boat put-puts into view.
    • As the machine put-putted, the lights came on gradually.
    • Mr Sportage seemed to run out of puff after that, and by comparison put-putted the last 15 minutes before home.

Origin

early 20th century: imitative.

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