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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to strike (the ball) gently so as to make it roll along the green into the hole.
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  1. an act of putting.
  2. a stroke made in putting.
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Origin of putt

1735–45; orig. Scots, variant of put
Can be confusedput putt (see synonym study at put)
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Historical Examples of putted

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

    The Complete Golfer [1905]

    Harry Vardon

  • Three times has he putted his way to the final of the championship, and once has he won it.

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

  • 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

  • I putted two men fr'm Roscommon in wan day, an' they had to be took home on a dure.

British Dictionary definitions for putted


  1. a stroke on the green with a putter to roll the ball into or near the hole
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  1. to strike (the ball) in this way
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Word Origin for putt

C16: of Scottish origin; related to put
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Word Origin and History for putted



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.

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c.1300, "a putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting," special use and pronunciation of put (n.). Golfing sense is from 1743.

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