Simple Definition of stammer
: to speak with many pauses and repetitions because you have a speech problem or because you are very nervous, frightened, etc.
Examples of stammer
“I d-don't know what you're talking about!” she stammered.
He stammered an excuse and fled.
Origin of stammer
Middle English stameren, from Old English stamerian; akin to Old High German stamalōn to stammer, Old Norse stemma to hinder, damn up — more at stem
First Known Use: before 12th century
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