Definition of putz in English:

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Pronunciation: /pʊts/
Pronunciation: /pʌts/
North American informal


1A stupid or worthless person: I’m not some two-bit putz who doesn’t know the difference between Ouzo and Dom Perignon
More example sentences
  • Daphne is not beautiful, and Daphne is a putz, a klutz.
  • Problem is, Polsky doesn't have the chutzpah to go through with it - and he's a putz.
  • Not that the Dad was much better, but he seemed a little more natural around them, even if he was a putz and a control freak.
2 vulgar slang A man’s penis.


[no object]
Engage in inconsequential or unproductive activity: too much putzing around up there would ruin them
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  • Let's see, at last count there were at least two charming little robots putzing about the surface of the ‘Red Planet’.
  • Okay, I was just putzing around on the net waiting for R. to wake up and stumbled on to Crazy eBay mom.
  • Julian was putzing around behind the bar when Gloria came over to visit him.


1960s: Yiddish, literally 'penis'.

Words that rhyme with putz

kibbutz, Lutz, Perutz

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