Stutter Stut"ter, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Stuttered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stuttering}.] [Freq. of stut, OE. stoten; probably of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. D. & LG. stotteren, G. stottern, D. stooten to push, to strike; akin to G. stossen, Icel. stauta, Sw. st["o]ta, Dan. st["o]de, Goth. stautan, L. tundere, Skr. tud to thrust. Cf. {Contuse}, {Obtuse}.] To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer. [1913 Webster]

Trembling, stuttering, calling for his confessor. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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