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splutter (n.)

1670s, perhaps a variant of sputter, intensified by the consonant cluster of splash, splatter, etc.

splutter (v.)

1728, from splutter (n.). Related: Spluttered; spluttering.

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Definitions of splutter
1
splutter (v.)
utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage;
Synonyms: sputter
splutter (v.)
spit up in an explosive manner;
Synonyms: sputter / spit out
2
splutter (n.)
the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
Synonyms: spatter / spattering / splatter / splattering / sputter / sputtering
splutter (n.)
an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage);
Synonyms: sputter
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