- 1 [intransitive] (of a boat or vehicle) to make a repeated low sound as it moves slowly the puttering of the engine as it reduced speed
- 2 [intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to do things or move without hurrying, especially when you are doing something that you enjoy and that is not important I spent the morning puttering around the house.
NAmE//ˈpʌt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they putter
he / she / it putters
past simple puttered
-ing form puttering