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English noun: putter

1. putter (person) a golfer who is putting

Broader (hypernym)golf player, golfer, linksman

2. putter (artifact) the iron normally used on the putting green

Synonymsputting iron

Broader (hypernym)iron

English verb: putter

1. putter (social) work lightly

SamplesThe old lady is pottering around in the garden.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)busy, occupy

2. putter (contact) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

SamplesThe old lady is usually mucking about in her little house.

Synonymsmess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, tinker

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)work

Narrower (hyponym)puddle

3. putter (contact) move around aimlessly

Synonymspotter, potter around, putter around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

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