Old English ūtera, ūttra ‘outer’, comparative of ūt ‘out’; compare with outer.
1 Make (a sound) with one’s voice.
1.1 Say (something) aloud.
Put (forged money) into circulation.
Late Middle English from Middle Dutch ūteren ‘speak, make known, give currency to coins’.
Earle uttered a string of curses in utter disregard of the young families surrounding him.