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putt-putt

1. slang A small motorized vehicle. My grandfather sill drives the same tiny putt-putt he had when he was in college. A: "We rented a scooter to get around the city during our vacation." B: "You're going to block up traffic driving a putt-putt like that."
2. slang Miniature golf. Do you kids want to go play some putt-putt this weekend? They're known for their putt-putt course, but they've also got go-karts and a pretty sweet arcade.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

putt-putt

n. a small motorized vehicle, especially a small car. That’s not a motorcycle; it’s just a little putt-putt.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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