Definition of stammer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstæmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstæmər//
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[singular] a problem that somebody has in speaking in which they repeat sounds or words or often pause before saying things correctly She spoke with a stammer. As a child, he had a dreadful stammer. Word Originlate Old English stamerian, of West Germanic origin; related to stumble. The noun dates from the late 18th cent.
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