Cognate with German stützen (“to support”), Dutch stutten (“to support”), Danish støtte (“to support”), Norwegian støtte (“to support”), Swedish støtta (“to support”), Icelandic styðja (“to support”).
- (Scotland, Northern England) To support, prop up.
- When the upper storey of the house was altered the roof had to be stutted up for the time being.
stut (plural stuts)
From Middle English stutten (“to stammer, stop short”), from Old English *stuttan (“to stop short, stutter”), from Proto-Germanic *stutjaną (“to stammer, stop short”). Cognate with German stutzen (“to hesitate, stumble, stop short”).
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for stut in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)