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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who moves or acts without plan or purpose

Usage examples (13)
  • A self-described life-long "putterer", he enjoyed working on lawnmowers, irrigation systems for the gardens, and whatever projects his children or grandchildren brought him.
  • So theres this one amateur putterer who saw this thing one time.
  • I love to read, I am fond of music and films, and I'm a consummate putterer.
  • Dr. Melendy warned readers against hiring anyone who was “croaker” or a “putterer,” saying that they ought to be either “married or widowed.” for more
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