What does stammer mean?

Definitions for stammerˈstæm ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stammer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stammer, stutter(verb)

    a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds

  2. bumble, stutter, stammer, falter(verb)

    speak haltingly

    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"


  1. stammer(Noun)

    The involuntary repetition of a sound in speech.

  2. stammer(Verb)

    To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily.

  3. Origin: From stamerian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stammer(verb)

    to make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and diffivulty; to stutter

  2. Stammer(verb)

    to utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; -- sometimes with out

  3. Stammer(noun)

    defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter

  4. Origin: [OE. stameren, fr. AS. stamur, stamer, stammering; akin to D. & LG. stameren to stammer, G. stammeln, OHG. stammaln, stammn, Dan. stamme, Sw. stamma, Icel. stama, stamma, OHG. & Dan. stam stammering, Icel. stamr, Goth. stamms, and to G. stemmen to bear against, stumm dumb, D. stom. Cf. Stem to resist, Stumble.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stammer

    stam′ėr, v.i. to halt in one's speech, the result of failure in co-ordinate action of certain muscles and their appropriate nerves: to falter in speaking: to stutter.—v.t. to utter with hesitation.—n. hesitation in speech: defective utterance.—ns. Stamm′erer; Stamm′ering.—adv. Stamm′eringly. [A.S. stamor; Dut. stameren.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stammer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stammer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Ustinov:

    I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.

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