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putt (v.)

1510s, Scottish, "to push, shove, butt" (a sense now obsolete), a special use and pronunciation of put (v.). Golfing sense of "strike the ball gently and carefully" is from 1743. Meaning "to throw" (a stone, as a demonstration of strength) in this spelling is from 1724; this also is the putt in shot putting. Related: Putted; putting.

putt (n.)

1660s, originally figurative, "a putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting," special Scottish use and pronunciation of put (n.). Golfing sense of "to play with a putter" is from 1743.

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Definitions of putt from WordNet
1
putt (v.)
strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter;
he putted the ball several feet past the hole
putt (v.)
hit a putt;
he lost because he putted so poorly
2
putt (n.)
hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter; "his putting let him down today; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet";
Synonyms: putting
From wordnet.princeton.edu