Definition of splutter
1 : a confused noise (as of hasty speaking)
2 : a splashing or sputtering sound
Origin of splutter
probably alteration of sputter
First Known Use: 1677
Simple Definition of splutter
: to make a series of short, loud noises like the noises of someone who is struggling to breathe
: to say (something) in short, confused phrases
Examples of splutter
She coughed and spluttered as she climbed out of the icy water.
When I demanded an explanation, he just stood there spluttering.
“Th-that's simply not true,” he spluttered.
First Known Use of splutter
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Britannica English: Translation of "splutter" for Arabic speakers
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