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[puht-puht, -puht] /ˈpʌtˈpʌt, -ˌpʌt/
noun, verb (used without object)
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for putt-putt
  • There are go-karts, a putt-putt golf course, and a game room.
  • Weekly events at the center include a tournament night, family fun night and unlimited putt-putt night.
  • putt-putt golf opportunities are less than a mile from the hotel.
  • Other activities on-site include a basketball court and putt-putt golf course.
  • Campground activities include putt-putt golf and horseshoes, a swimming pool, and basketball and volleyball courts.
  • Additional recreational facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool in a tropical courtyard and a putt-putt golf area.
  • putt-putt course windmills are oiled and spinning, poised to foil putters.
Contemporary definitions for putt-putt

miniature golf

Usage Note

also verb 'to play miniature golf''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for putt-putt


  1. A small marine engine
  2. A motorboat, esp a slow one: A sneaker's no good. Got to use a putt-putt
  3. Any small motor vehicle

: We'll putt-putt over to the island

[1905+; fr the sound of a two-cycle engine]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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