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putt

[puht]Golf.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to strike (the ball) gently so as to make it roll along the green into the hole.
noun
  1. an act of putting.
  2. a stroke made in putting.

Origin of putt

1735–45; orig. Scots, variant of put
Can be confusedput putt (see synonym study at put)
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putt

noun
  1. a stroke on the green with a putter to roll the ball into or near the hole
verb
  1. to strike (the ball) in this way

Word Origin

C16: of Scottish origin; related to put
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Word Origin and History for putt

v.

1510s, Scottish, "to push, shove," a special use and pronunciation of put (v.). Golfing sense is from 1743. Meaning "to throw" (a stone, as a demonstration of strength) is from 1724; this also is the putt in shot putting. Related: Putted; putting.

n.

c.1300, "a putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting," special use and pronunciation of put (n.). Golfing sense is from 1743.

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