putter: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (put'ur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to busy or occupy oneself in a leisurely, casual, or ineffective manner: to putter in the garden.
  2. to move or go in a specified manner with ineffective action or little energy or purpose: to putter about the house on a rainy day.
  3. to move or go slowly or aimlessly; loiter.
  4. to spend or fill in a random, inconsequential, or unproductive way; fritter away; waste: We puttered the morning away.
  1. puttering or ineffective action; dawdling.


Pronunciation: (put'ur), [key]
— n. Golf.
  1. a person who putts.
  2. a club with a relatively short, stiff shaft and a wooden or iron head, used in putting.


Pronunciation: (poot'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that puts.
  2. a shot-putter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: