[poo-too-mah-yaw] /ˌpu tuˈmɑ yɔ/
a river in NW South America, flowing SE from S Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil. 900 miles (1450 km) long.
a river in NW South America, rising in S Colombia and flowing southeast as most of the border between Colombia and Peru, entering the Amazon in Brazil: scene of the Putumayo rubber scandal (1910–11) during the rubber boom, in which many Indians were enslaved and killed by rubber exploiters. Length: 1578 km (980 miles) Brazilian name Içá
[poo t-uhp] /ˈpʊtˌʌp/ adjective, Informal. 1. planned beforehand in a secret or crafty manner: a put-up job.
- Put-up job
noun phrase A prearranged matter; a contrived affair: The surprise award was a put-up job (1838+) A prearranged conspiracy, especially a crime such as a burglary. For example, The police suspected that the butler was in on it—it was a put-up job. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1810.
[poo t-uh-pon, -pawn] /ˈpʊt əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn/ adjective 1. imposed upon; ill-used.
- Put up or shut up
sentence PUT one’s MONEY WHERE one’s MOUTH IS (1878+) Act on what you are saying or stop talking about it, as in You’ve been citing evidence for months but never presented it—now put up or shut up. This somewhat impolite term, often put as a command, is believed to come from gambling, in which a […]