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putt

[puht] /pʌt/ Golf.
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
2.
an act of putting.
3.
a stroke made in putting.
Origin of putt
1735-1745
1735-45; orig. Scots, variant of put
Can be confused
put, putt (see synonym study at put)
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  • He hinted that it might be convenient if they got their wager out of the way beforehand, and if he putted a week from then.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • Three times has he putted his way to the final of the championship, and once has he won it.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Never in my life have I putted better than I did in those two rounds.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for putted

putt

/pʌt/
noun
1.
a stroke on the green with a putter to roll the ball into or near the hole
verb
2.
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

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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