from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A light golf stroke made on the putting green in an effort to place the ball into the hole.
  • transitive v. To hit (a golf ball) with a light stroke on the green.
  • intransitive v. To putt a golf ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of tapping a golf ball lightly on a putting green.
  • v. To lightly strike a golf ball with a putter on (or very near) a putting green.
  • n. A regular sound characterized by the sound of "putt putt putt putt...", such as made by some slowly stroking internal combustion engines.
  • n. A motorcycle.
  • v. To make a putt sound.
  • v. To ride one's motorcycle, to go for a motorcycle ride.
  • v. To move along slowly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stroke made on the putting green to play the ball into a hole.
  • intransitive v. To make a putt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In golf-playing, to play with a putter; play when the ball lies at a short distance from the hole.
  • n. In golf-playing, a stroke made with a putter, or made in attempting to hole a ball.
  • n. See put.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter
  • v. hit a putt
  • n. hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter


Variant of put.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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Onomatopoeic, from putt-putt (Wiktionary)



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  • The putt is generally associated as an alarm and usually means a turkey has seen or heard something and is signaling danger.
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    March 15, 2015