Meaning of putt in English:


Pronunciation /pʌt/

Translate putt into Spanish

verbverb putts, verb putting, verb putted

[no object]
  • Try to hit a golf ball into the hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green.

    ‘the man who can putt is a match for anyone’
    • ‘his putting was as consistent and accurate as before’
    • ‘there is nothing left to do except putt the ball in the hole’
    • ‘The player must try to remember what it felt like when he putted well.’
    • ‘To win you have to be able to putt well for the whole week.’
    • ‘Golf has undergone revolutionary changes since John Reid putted his first ball in 1779.’
    • ‘When I putted for par, I heard the echo of the ball bouncing off the sides of the cup.’
    • ‘Golfers of various handicaps were asked to putt on the greens and choose the faster green.’


  • A gentle stroke that hits a golf ball across the green towards the hole.

    ‘he hit a four-iron to 20 ft and holed the putt’
    • ‘a three-foot putt’
    • ‘So before a round, always practice long putts, stroking the ball the length or width of the practice green.’
    • ‘In Fitsum's case, his jabby stroke caused him to hit putts well past the hole.’
    • ‘Focus on swinging back and through the same amount, lengthening your stroke as the putts get longer.’
    • ‘Gina had no problem getting her putts to the hole, which is a rare accomplishment for a new golfer.’
    • ‘His chip was a little too tentative, but to his relief he holed that putt too for another par.’


Mid 17th century (originally Scots): differentiated from put.