- Utter is defined as complete or total.
An example of something utter is the cuteness of a kitten.
- The definition of utter is to speak or express something.
An example of utter is to cry out when something scares you.
utter definition by Webster's New World
- complete; total
- unqualified; absolute; unconditional
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English uttera, comparative of ut, out
- to give out; put forth: now used only of the passing of counterfeit money or forged checks
- to produce, speak, or express audibly (speech sounds, syllables, words, thoughts, etc.)
- to express in any way
- to emit (nonvocal sounds), as if speaking
- to make known; divulge; reveal
- Obsolete to publish (a book, etc.)
- Obsolete to sell (goods, etc.)
Origin: Middle English uttren ; from utter, outward: see utter
utter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ut·tered, ut·ter·ing, ut·ters
- To send forth with the voice: uttered a cry.
- To articulate (words); pronounce or speak. See Synonyms at vent1.
- Law To put (counterfeit money, for example) into circulation.
- To publish (a book, for example).
- Obsolete To sell or deliver (merchandise) in trading.
Origin: Middle English utteren, partly from Middle Low German uteren (from uter, outer, comparative of ūt, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots) and alteration (influenced by utter, outer) of Middle English outen, to disclose (from out, out; see out).
- utˈter·a·ble adjective
- utˈter·er noun
Origin: Middle English, from Old English ūtera, outer; see ud- in Indo-European roots.
utter - Legal Definition
- Total, complete, absolute.
- To speak or publish.
- v. To use a forged check or instrument; to put it into circulation, as opposed to just creating the forged document.