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. stota, Dan. stode, 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.

Trembling, stuttering, calling for his confessor. Macaulay.

 

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Stut"ter, n.

1.

The act of stuttering; a stammer. See Stammer, and Stuttering.

2.

One who stutters; a stammerer.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

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