As an adult, I have heard people affecting a stammer or a stutter.
This was the unhappy and astonishing birth of my stammer or at least my first gripping self-conscious awareness of it.
But I also had an index in the back of my diary that explained that famul meant stutter of stammer.
All she could stammer, however, was, “It would be an honor.”
"Yes—yes; I—think so," said Margaret, beginning to stammer and get red as she invariably did when Hampstead was mentioned.
And you stammer,—you actually stammer almost as badly as I do!
It is to be hoped that he made a good defence there, and did not stammer in the presence of his Judge.
"It sounded like Paderewski," you stammer in a dazed sort of way.
And not only did she stammer, But she used the kind of grammarThat is called, for sake of euphony, askew.
I could only stammer as I stared at Paulette, "You—you're not coming!"
Old English stamerian, from West Germanic *stamrojan (cf. Old Norse stammr, Old High German stam, Gothic stamms "stammering," Middle Dutch stameren, German stammeln "to stammer," Old Frisian and German stumm "dumb"), from PIE root *stam-, *stum- "check, impede" (see stem (v.)).
stammer stam·mer (stām'ər)
A speech disorder characterized by hesitation and repetition of sounds, or by mispronunciation or transposition of certain consonants, especially l, r, and s. v. stam·mered, stam·mer·ing, stam·mers
To speak with a stammer.