verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of splutter
Related Words for splutterrive, burst, chip, pop, impair, ring, chop, sever, crepitate, explode, injure, damage, shiver, split, fracture, snap, crash, splinter, hurt, sputter
Examples from the Web for splutter
Contemporary Examples of splutter
With Ambassador John Negroponte in place, halting dialogues could begin to splutter, and stutter, and stumble.What If the Iraq War Never Happened?
March 20, 2013
Historical Examples of splutter
There was no sound in the room but the scratch and splutter of his quill.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
Jukes understood the boatswain to splutter that the bridge ladders were gone.Typhoon
There was a little pause, and then came the splutter of a match.Cruel Barbara Allen
David Christie Murray
All had their mouths full when suddenly Codfish began to splutter.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
I watched him gesticulate and get red in the face and foam and splutter.The Winning Clue
James Hay, Jr.
Word Origin for splutter
1670s, perhaps a variant of sputter, intensified by the consonant cluster of splash, splatter, etc.
1728, from splutter (n.). Related: Spluttered; spluttering.