Putter vs Pitter - What's the difference?

putter | pitter |


As verbs the difference between putter and pitter

is that putter is (label) to be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks while pitter is to make a pattering sound.

As nouns the difference between putter and pitter

is that putter is who puts or places or putter can be (golf) a golf club specifically intended for a putt while pitter is see pitter-patter.

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.
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    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 ----

    pitter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • See pitter-patter.
  • A device that removes pits from fruit such as olives or cherries.
  • Derived terms

    * cherry pitter * olive pitter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a pattering sound.