verb (used without object), put-put·ted, put-put·ting.
- put your foot in your mouth,
- put-up job,
Origin of put-put
Examples from the Web for put-put
And now, he said, how about having another try at the put-put of the gremlins, or subs?
Then as the put-put began, she turned the dial to catch the different grades of sound.
The put-put of the motor had aroused the Germans to what was going on.The Belgians to the Front|Colonel James Fiske
These were the records of the put-put broadcast which she and Danny had kept.
Pretty soon I heard the put-put of that scooter and along came the ice-cream man.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
verb -puts, -putting or -putted
indicating the sound of a muffled internal combustion engine, 1904, imitative.