from The Century Dictionary.

  • To hesitate; stammer from doubt or hesitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To hesitate; to mutter doubtfully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb rare To hesitate.
  • verb rare To mumble or stammer from doubt or hesitation.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English mameren ("to hesitate, be undecided, waver, mutter"), from Old English māmrian, māmorian ("to think through, deliberate, plan out, design"), from Proto-Germanic *maimrōnan (“to take care, worry”), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-, *smer- (“to fall into thought, remember, take care”). Related to Old English māmor ("deep thought, deep sleep, unconsciousness"), Old English mimorian ("to remember"), Dutch mijmeren ("to ponder, muse"). More at remember.


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