verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of stammer
Examples from the Web for stammer
All she could stammer, however, was, “It would be an honor.”
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.
"Very unseasonable weather for the time of year," he managed to stammer, at last.The Inner Shrine|Basil King
Is there any use for me to stammer out trite phrases of self-contempt?The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
She would blush and stammer, and be adorably embarrassed, of course.The Road to Understanding|Eleanor H. Porter
The silence of the moors wrapped them round, and also the peddler's stammer was a burden to his speech.Long Will|Florence Converse
He took off his hat, which he had kept on his head hitherto, and began to stammer out a few words.Rene Mauperin|Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
British Dictionary definitions for stammer
Word Origin for stammer
Word Origin and History for stammer
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.)).