As we were not supposed to remove even our putties except for bathing, or washing clothes, the pool was soon working overtime.
I could wish that she did not wrap her putties, one from the inside out, and the other from the outside in.
The putties were immaculately entwined around his legs—in short the tout ensemble was decidedly smart and soldier-like.
Nobody took any clothes off, with the exception of boots and putties.
By the time the sun was up they were fed by their sister battalion, the 2nd, and had begun to unwind their putties.
Some wore shabby khaki jackets and trousers, others flannel shirts and long boots or putties.
At a signal they started to collect driftwood and build it into rafts, tying the logs together with their puggris and putties.
That wound he at once bound up with one of his putties, but for two hours was unable to stir from the place where he fell.
I dare say he could get whatever you want, and I should advise you to buy a suit of khaki and a pair of putties.
Lisle took off his tunic, putties, and boots; and the Sikh also stripped himself to his loincloth, in which he placed his bayonet.
1630s, "type of plasterer's cement," from French potée "polishing powder" (12c.), originally "pot-full, contents of a pot," from Old French pot "container" (see pot (n.1)). Meaning "soft mixture for sealing window panes" first recorded 1706. Figurative use in reference to one easily influenced is from 1924. Putty knife attested from 1834.
1734, from putty (n.). Related: Puttied; puttying.
A very malleable or biddable person or persons: they'll be putty and do exactly what you want (as they should) (1924+)