- 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
Examples from the Web for putt
Contemporary Examples of putt
Titanic once bet $10,000 that Nick (the Greek) Dandolos, another high operator, would not sink a 25-foot putt.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
Historical Examples of putt
Putt when Nature says "No further," then it is no coot snapping your fingers in her face.Strife (First Series Plays)
I putt my wits in soak, an' soon I spotted the guilty party.Sue, A Little Heroine
L. T. Meade
"You aren't going to win all the holes," he said grudgingly, as he ran down his putt.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
We should putt our hoipe and trust in God onlie, and no other thing.
And then by and by, he was putt upoun the gibbet, and hanged, and there brynt to poulder.
- 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 for putt
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.