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EtymologyEdit

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).

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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

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stotter

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