- 1[transitive, intransitive] to have difficulty speaking because you cannot stop yourself from repeating the first sound of some words several times synonym stammer + speech ‘W-w-what?’ he stuttered. stutter (something) I managed to stutter a reply.
- 2[intransitive] (of a vehicle or an engine) to move or start with difficulty, making short sharp noises or movements The car stuttered along in first gear. Word Origin late 16th cent. (as a verb): frequentative of dialect stut, of Germanic origin; related to German stossen
BrE BrE//ˈstʌtə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stutter
BrE BrE//ˈstʌtə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtər//he / she / it stutters
BrE BrE//ˈstʌtəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtərz//past simple stuttered
BrE BrE//ˈstʌtəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtərd//past participle stuttered
BrE BrE//ˈstʌtəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtərd//-ing form stuttering
BrE BrE//ˈstʌtərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtərɪŋ//