[poo-toh; Italian poot-taw] /ˈpu toʊ; Italian ˈput tɔ/
noun, plural putti
[poo-tee; Italian poot-tee] /ˈpu ti; Italian ˈput ti/ (Show IPA). Fine Arts.
a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
noun (pl) -ti (-tɪ)
a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculpture See also amoretto
adjective : Calm, cool, and collected. Never blew his stack. Never raised his voice. A real put-together guy (1970+)
- Put to good use
Employ to the best advantage, as in I’m sure this dictionary will be put to good use.
- Put to rights
see: set to rights ; also put right
- Put to the test
Try or check out something or someone, as in This tall grass will put our new lawnmower to the test, or Let’s put Harry to the test and see if he knows the last 20 World Series winners. [ Mid-1600s ]
[puht-puht, -puht] /ˈpʌtˈpʌt, -ˌpʌt/ noun, verb (used without object) 1. . [puht-puht, -puht] /ˈpʌtˈpʌt, -ˌpʌt/ noun 1. the sound made by a small internal-combustion engine or imitative of its operation. 2. Informal. a small internal-combustion engine, or something, as a boat or model airplane, equipped with one: the sound of distant put-puts on the lake. […]