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stam·mer

(stam'ĕr),
1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes. Compare: stutter.
2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech.
[A.S. stamur]

stammer

(stăm′ər)
v. stam·mered, stam·mering, stam·mers
v.intr.
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
v.tr.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
n.
A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

stam′mer·er n.
stam′mer·ing·ly adv.

stam·mer

(stam'ĕr)
To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes.
[A.S. stamur]
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Some friends of mine never even knew I had a stammer as it was what they call 'covert', and so it would only be detectable in certain situations.
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Fisher says Stammer has been living there since 2006 under a different name.
After the Channel 4 show, Labour MP Ed Balls, who also has a stammer, tweeted: "his stammer no obstacle".
We re set for continued growth and profitability in the future," Stammer says.
It wasn't a stammer but it meant I couldn't be heard properly.