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Etymology 1Edit

 
American professional golfer Eric Axley with a putter (etymology 3, sense 1)

Alteration of potter.

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putter (third-person singular simple present putters, present participle puttering, simple past and past participle puttered)

  1. (intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.

Etymology 2Edit

put +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

putter (plural putters)

  1. One who puts or places.
  2. One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.

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Etymology 3Edit

putt +‎ -er.

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putter (plural putters)

  1. (golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
  2. (golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.

Etymology 4Edit

Onomatopoeic.

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putter (third-person singular simple present putters, present participle puttering, simple past and past participle puttered)

  1. (intransitive) To produce intermittent bursts of sound in the course of operating.
    • 2010, Pat Kelleher, “‘Some Corner of a Foreign Field …’”, in Black Hand Gang (No Man’s World), Osney Mead, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Abaddon Books, →ISBN:
      By the time the engine had puttered and died Atkins and some of the others were out of the trenches and walking towards this new wonder machine.
    • 2010 June 14, Dan Newton, The Wildcat, Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, →ISBN:
      Timmy's dad drove an old blue truck that puttered and sputtered to get to the top of the mountain, that led to the valley, where … the WILDCAT waited.
    • 2017 March, Jennifer S. Holland, “For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival”, in National Geographic[1], archived from the original on 3 May 2017:
      As I reluctantly left Tangkoko for the last time, bumping along the trail on a motorbike, Raoul, the alpha male who had smacked my leg, wandered out from among the trees. He was alone, and after I puttered by, I glanced back to see him swagger into the middle of the path to watch me go.

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putter m (plural putters, diminutive puttertje n)

  1. European goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English putter.

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NounEdit

putter m (plural putters)

  1. putter (golf club)

Etymology 2Edit

English putt +‎ -er

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putter

  1. (golf) to putt
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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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putter

  1. present tense of putte

VilamovianEdit

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putter f

  1. butter