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putty

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[ puht-ee ]
/ ˈpʌt i /
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noun, plural put·ties.
verb (used with object), put·tied, put·ty·ing.
to secure, cover, etc., with putty.
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Idioms about putty

    up to putty, Australian Slang. worthless or useless.

Origin of putty

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First recorded in 1625–35, putty is from the French word potée, literally, (something) potted. See pot1, -ee

OTHER WORDS FROM putty

un·put·tied, adjective

Other definitions for putty (2 of 2)

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[ puht-ee ]
/ ˈpʌt i /

noun, plural put·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for putty

putty
/ (ˈpʌtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
(tr) to fix, fill, or coat with putty

Word Origin for putty

C17: from French potée a potful
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