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



BrE BrE//ˈstʌtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌtər//
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[singular] a speech problem in which a person finds it difficult to say the first sound of a word and repeats it several times He had a terrible stutter. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as a verb): frequentative of dialect stut, of Germanic origin; related to German stossen ‘strike against’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stutter

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