putter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “putter” in the English Dictionary

"putter" in British English

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uk   /ˈpʌt.ər/  us   /ˈpʌt̬.ɚ/

putter verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] US (UK potter) to do things in a ​relaxed way, without ​rushing or ​trying very hard: He really ​enjoys puttering around in the ​garden.

putter verb (MAKE NOISE)

[I] If a ​machine or ​engine putters, it makes a ​lowsoundrepeatedly, ​showing that it is ​workingslowly.


uk   /ˈpʌt.ər/  us   /ˈpʌt̬.ɚ/

putter noun (IN GOLF)

[C] a golfclub (= ​stick for ​hitting a ​golfball) with a ​shorthandle and ​metal end that is ​speciallydesigned for putting [C] someone who putts: He's a good putter.

putter noun (WALK)

[S] US (UK potter) a ​slow, ​relaxedwalk around a ​place
(Definition of putter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"putter" in American English

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putterverb [I]

 us   /ˈpʌt̬·ər/
to move around without ​hurrying and in a ​relaxed and ​pleasant way: He really ​enjoys puttering in the ​garden.
(Definition of putter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “putter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 放松, 闲荡,闲逛…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放鬆, 閒蕩,閒逛…
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