Definition of Putoff

1. Noun. A pretext for delay or inaction.

Generic synonyms: Pretext, Stalking-horse
Derivative terms: Put Off



Definition of Putoff

1. n. A shift for evasion or delay; an evasion; an excuse.

Definition of Putoff

1. an excuse [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putoff

putchuk
putchuks
putdown
putdownable
putdowns
puteal
puteals
puteli
putelis
puters
putid
putlock
putlocks
putlog
putlogs
putoff (current term)
putoffs
putois
puton
putonghua
putonghuas
putons
putoranite
putour
putours
putout
putouts
putredinous
putrefacient
putrefaction

Literary usage of Putoff

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1. Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the by Indiana Historical Commission (1921)
"... GUY JENNINGS PRIVATE Son of Wilfred and Osa putoff; born October 4, 1896, Coal City, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service September 5, 1918, Spencer, ..."

2. The Mining Reports: A Series Containing the Cases on the Law of Mines Found by Robert Stewart Morrison, Emilio Dominguez De Soto (1884)
"... the putoff claim was located, and his notice posted to the south of and immediately adjoining the Soulsby claim, and that the then direction of the lead ..."

3. Drummond Island: The Story of the British Occupation, 1815-1828 by Samuel Fletcher Cook (1896)
"Mr. putoff wrote as follows: "It has been repeatedly observed to me by the Indians that you in council with them on ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1891)
"Paul putoff. Bv F. Marion Crawford. 38. T/ic Minister's Wooing. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. EXTRA NUMBERS. 3. Ein Rückblick. (Looking Backward. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"Plaintiff cannot putoff the cause for defect of parties without consent, or a special ground; as, that he was not aware of the existence of such parties (a) ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Opening of the mastoid determined upon, but putoff because the urine showed a high acetone reaction. April 9th. Operation. The cortex above the tip was ..."

7. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"... but no. fate was against me until one morning I exclaimed brilliantly, " If I defer it any longer I shall call it Paul putoff," and seizing the first By ..."

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