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splutter

[ spluht-er ]
/ ˈsplʌt ər /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun
spluttering utterance or talk; noise or fuss.
a sputtering or spattering, as of liquid.
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Origin of splutter

1670–80; blend of splash and sputter

OTHER WORDS FROM splutter

splut·ter·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for splutter

splutter
/ (ˈsplʌtə) /

verb
to spit out (saliva, food particles, etc) from the mouth in an explosive manner, as through choking or laughing
to utter (words) with spitting sounds, as through rage or choking
Also: sputter to eject or be ejected in an explosive mannersparks spluttered from the fire
(tr) to bespatter (a person) with tiny particles explosively ejectedhe spluttered the boy next to him with ink
noun

Derived forms of splutter

splutterer, noun

Word Origin for splutter

C17: variant of sputter, influenced by splash
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