Putter vs Sputter - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between putter and sputter
is that putter
) to be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks while sputter
is to spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
As nouns the difference between putter and sputter
is that putter
is who puts or places or putter
can be (golf) a golf club specifically intended for a putt while sputter
is moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also, confused and hasty speech.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(label) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
Mr. Pratt's Patients
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who puts or places.
One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.
(golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
(golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.
Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also, confused and hasty speech.
To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so rapidly as to emit saliva.
* Jonathan Swift
- They could neither of them speak their rage, and so fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting apples.
To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering.
- To sputter out the basest accusations.
To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without control over the organs of speech.
- Like the green wood sputtering in the flame.
(physics) To cause surface atoms or electrons of a solid to be ejected by bombarding it with heavy atoms or ions
(physics) To coat the surface of an object by sputtering
- In the midst of caresses, and without the last pretend incitement, to sputter out the basest accusations. -Swift.
* spit nails