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putter (v.)

"keep busy in a rather useless way," 1841, originally among farmers, alteration of potter (v.). Related: Puttered; puttering.

putter (n.)

late 14c., "beast that pushes with the head;" early 15c., "one who puts or places," agent noun from put (v.). Meaning "one who throws (a stone or other heavy weight)" is by 1820. As a type of golf club with a stiff and comparatively short staff, used when the ball lies a short distance from the hole, by 1743; see putt (v.).

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Definitions of putter from WordNet
1
putter (v.)
work lightly;
Synonyms: potter
putter (v.)
do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;
Synonyms: mess around / potter / tinker / monkey / monkey around / muck about / muck around
putter (v.)
move around aimlessly;
Synonyms: potter / potter around / putter around
2
putter (n.)
a golfer who is putting;
putter (n.)
the iron normally used on the putting green;
Synonyms: putting iron
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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