verb (used without object)
Origin of putter1
Related formsput·ter·er, nounput·ter·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for puttering
People—several of them bare-footed—were wearing flannel pajamas, puttering around in the chilly weather, preparing for bed.
If he went upstairs to his bedroom, she'd be up at once, puttering about.No Strings Attached|Lester del Rey
More days and weeks and years of puttering with the penny-paring finances of a home for old women?Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Even after Elmer had spent as much as fifteen minutes puttering over it he could not make it behave.Great Hike|Alan Douglas