Putter vs Petter - What's the difference?

putter | petter |


As nouns the difference between putter and petter

is that putter is who puts or places or putter can be (golf) a golf club specifically intended for a putt while petter is (rare) one who pets.

As a verb putter

is (label) to be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

putter

English

Etymology 1

Alteration of

Verb

(en verb)
  • (label) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
  • *, chapter=13
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time. 'Twas locked, of course, but the Deacon man got a big bunch of keys out of his pocket and commenced to putter with the lock.}}

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • who puts or places.
  • One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
  • (golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.
  • See also

    * shot-putter English heteronyms ----

    petter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare) One who pets.
  • * 1953 , Ernest Watson Burgess, Paul Wallin, Engagement and marriage
  • ... 36) are good sports 37) have a good sense of humor 38) are not sissies 39) do not try to neck on the first date 40) are not routine petters ...
  • * 2007 , George Philip, Cowboy life: the letters of George Philip
  • I was always a petter of my horses, teaching them to do some minor tricks.