2. Verb. (British slang) To grumble, complain. ¹
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Definition of Chunter
1. to mutter [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: mutter
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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. ..."