Definition of Chunter

1. Verb. (British slang) To speak in a soft, indistinct manner, mutter. ¹



2. Verb. (British slang) To grumble, complain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chunter

1. to mutter [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: mutter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chunter

chunkily
chunkiness
chunking
chunklike
chunks
chunky
chunky monkey
chunky monkeys
chunnel
chunnels
chunner
chunnered
chunners
chunni
chunnis
chunter (current term)
chuntered
chuntering
chunters
chupacabra
chupacabras
chupati
chupatis
chupatti
chupattis
chupatty
chupe
chuppa
chuppah
chuppahs

Literary usage of Chunter

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"If yo said aught to him he'd chunter h'ke a bulldog. ... keeps chunter, chunter, chunter. ..."

2. A Warwickshire Word-book: Comprising Obsolescent and Dialect Words by G. F. Northall (1896)
"(chunder), Staff, (chunter, to scold, &c.). Clack, sb. (i) Iteration, idle talk. (2) A contemptuous epithet for a woman's tongue. Common. Glouc. ..."

3. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"chunter, vn To murmur, to complain or be querulous ; to mutter or continue speaking ... the same, in point of action, so chunter may originally have been a ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"CHUNK. (1) A log of wood. Kent. (2) To chuck one under the chin. Kent. chunter. To complain ; to grumble ; to mutter. ..."

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