—n. 1. a compound of whiting and linseed oil, of a doughlike consistency when fresh, used to secure windowpanes, patch woodwork defects, etc.
2. any of various other compounds used for similar purposes.
3. any of various substances for sealing the joints of tubes or pipes, composed of linseed oil with red lead, white lead, iron oxide, etc.
4. a creamy mixture of lime and water, partially dried and mixed with sand and plaster of Paris to make a finish plaster coat.
5. See putty powder. 6. any person or thing easily molded, influenced, etc.: We were putty in his hands. 7. light brownish- or yellowish-gray.
8. up to putty,Australian Slang.worthless or useless.