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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French potée (polishing powder", originally "the contents of a pot, potful), from French pot (pot). More at English pot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʌti/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌti

NounEdit

putty (countable and uncountable, plural putties)

  1. A form of cement, made from linseed oil and whiting, used to fix panes of glass.
  2. Any of a range of similar substances.
    1. An oxide of tin, or of lead and tin, used in polishing glass, etc.
    2. A fine cement of lime only, used by plasterers.
  3. (golf, colloquial) A golf ball made of composition and not gutta-percha.
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AdjectiveEdit

putty (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty.

VerbEdit

putty (third-person singular simple present putties, present participle puttying, simple past and past participle puttied)

  1. (transitive) To fix or fill using putty.
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Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

putty (comparative puttier, superlative puttiest)

  1. (pronunciation spelling) pretty; purdy

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

putty (plural putties)

  1. Alternative form of puttee (strip of cloth wound round the leg)