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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to strike (a gollf ball) gently so as to make it roll along the green into the hole.

  1. an act of putting.

  2. a stroke made in putting.

Origin of putt

First recorded in 1735–45; originally Scots, variant of put

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How to use putt in a sentence

  • Titanic once bet $10,000 that Nick (the Greek) Dandolos, another high operator, would not sink a 25-foot putt.

  • After Boehner sunk a long putt on the first hole, Obama told reporters, "Did you all catch that?"

    Obama’s Golf Diplomacy | Daniel Stone | June 17, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Of deeper interest was the act appointing a committee to make a digest of the laws, that they may be putt in print.

    A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
  • I putt my wits in soak, an' soon I spotted the guilty party.

    Sue, A Little Heroine | L. T. Meade
  • The ninth hole he won with a fine, long putt, which Mr. Sabin applauded heartily.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Mr. Sabin, with a long and deadly putt—became four up and three to play.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Henry, who had reached the green with his drive and had taken one putt too many, halved the hole in four.

    Happy Days | Alan Alexander Milne

British Dictionary definitions for putt


/ (pʌt) golf /

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

  1. to strike (the ball) in this way

Origin of putt

C16: of Scottish origin; related to put

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