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Putter   /pˈətər/   Listen

(past & past part. puttered; pres. part. puttering)
Work lightly.  Synonym: potter.
Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.  Synonyms: mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, tinker.
Move around aimlessly.  Synonyms: potter, potter around, putter around.

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"Putter" Quotes from Famous Books

... towns up the coast. Years afterward he built a commodious summer home on the choicest point that his property afforded, named it Southlook, and transformed that particular part of his wilderness into a millionaire's paradise, where he could dawdle and putter to his heart's content, where he could spend his time and his money with a prodigality that came so late in life to him that he made waste of both in his haste to live ...
— The Hollow of Her Hand • George Barr McCutcheon

... likely be all right after all. Don't worry. I haven't been a doctor for thirty years without knowing there's a great deal of nonsense about these pronouncements on the part of experts. In a matter like this, that is to say when a man has a disease of the heart, he may putter about for years." He laughed uncomfortably. "I've even heard it said that the best way to insure a long life is to contract ...
— Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories • Sherwood Anderson

... by some means or other which we cannot divine, obtained an enormous reputation, a reputation but too often refused to composers of ten times his genius. M. Chopin is by no means a putter down of commonplaces; but he is, what by many would be esteemed worse, a dealer in the most absurd and hyperbolical extravagances. It is a striking satire on the capability for thought possessed by the musical profession, that so very crude and limited ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

Words linked to "Putter" :   golf player, occupy, putt, linksman, busy, puddle, work, iron, golfer, move

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