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Language: Old English
Origin: stamerian

stammer

1 verb
     
stam‧mer1 [intransitive and transitive]
to speak with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds, either because you have a speech problem, or because you are nervous, excited etc [= stutter]:
Whenever he was angry he would begin to stammer slightly.
Ben stammered out an apology.
stammerer noun [countable]

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