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[puht] /pʌt/ Golf.
verb (used with or without object)
to strike (the ball) gently so as to make it roll along the green into the hole.
an act of putting.
a stroke made in putting.
Origin of putt
1735-45; orig. Scots, variant of put
Can be confused
put, putt (see synonym study at put) Unabridged
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  • Never in my life have I putted better than I did in those two rounds.

  • Three times has he putted his way to the final of the championship, and once has he won it.

  • It was sheltered from all observation and he putted for a few minutes.

  • Old Sharon Whipple, the player who putted, never knew that above him had gone a thing he had very lately said could never be.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • I putted two men fr'm Roscommon in wan day, an' they had to be took home on a dure.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

    Finley Peter Dunne
  • Booverman with a little care studied the ten-foot route to the hole and putted down.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • His sister won it in a penny raffle, and having no use for it herself she gave it to him, and he has putted with it ever since.

  • I am informed that they putted out afterwards, each in one more, and therefore the hole was halved.

  • He dropped his gun and putted down the shore like a wild man, with Lonesome after him.

  • There is an attendant to each green, who smooths over the track that is made by every ball when putted.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
British Dictionary definitions for putted


a stroke on the green with a putter to roll the ball into or near the hole
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 putted



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.



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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