Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To stutter; stammer.
  • n. A stutter; a stammer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The prepared text of Palin's speech reinforces that point: according to it, Truman was a "habber-dasher," and we must build "new-clear" plants while preventing Iran from acquiring "new-clear" weapons.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • I told him; and all his anger turned to laughter, swearing it did him good to haue ill words of a hoddy doddy {21: 29}, a habber de hoy {21: 30}, a chicken, a squib, a squall {21: 30}, one that hath not wit enough to make a ballet, that, by

    Kemps Nine Daies Wonder Performed in a Daunce from London to Norwich

  • Long ago, a young farmer and habber-dasher from Missouri followed an unlikely path to the vice presidency.

    Dartblog

  • Strangely, although she was clearly intended to evoke the solidarity votes of small town America, her speech writers, Bush's hand-me-downs, were worried about her pronunciation, and spelt out some difficult words for her on the teleprompter: "habber-dasher" for haberdasher,

    One Thousand Reasons

  • Richardson's _Dict. _ in v.P. 21, l. 30, habber de hoy.] -- "A _Hober-de-hoy_, half a man and half

    Kemps Nine Daies Wonder Performed in a Daunce from London to Norwich

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