stotter

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stoteren (compare also participle staterand(staggering; tottering; stumbling)), a frequentative form of Middle English stoten(to stumble), related to Dutch stoten(to push; bump; butt; stumble against), German stoßen(to push; butt; knock; bump), Icelandic stauta(to struggle through; pound; grind), equivalent to stut +‎ -er(frequentative suffix).

Verb[edit]

stotter ‎(third-person singular simple present stotters, present participle stottering, simple past and past participle stottered)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To stagger; totter; stumble

Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

stotter

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stotteren
  2. imperative of stotteren

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

stotter

  1. First-person singular present of stottern.
  2. Imperative singular of stottern.