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[chuhn-der] /ˈtʃʌn dər/ Australian Informal.
verb (used with or without object)
to vomit.
Origin of chunder
1920-25; orig. variously explained; perhaps ultimately an expressive formation akin to dial. (mainly N England) chunder grumble, complain; cf. chunter Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for chunder
Historical Examples
  • Destroy them, so chunder Shan can not use them to buy back the Devi.

  • chunder Lal was near me, and he said to me, 'That is the signal for us to fire.

    Strange Stories Grant Allen
  • But chunder Sen had his serious dangers; and those lay in the very excess of his virtues.

  • chunder Dutt, however, contradicts Bunsen's assertion that the soul also is an illusion according to the Vedanta.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • chunder Shan, entering his chamber, closed the door and went to his table.

  • "I have been buying gold lace and things from chunder Dutt for a costume," she explained.

    The Path of a Star Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
  • Juggins's only reply was to administer more whip-smacks, but chunder Bindabun persevered.

    A Bayard From Bengal Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee
  • chunder Shan had never seen a man like him; he was not an Easterner, but some barbarian from the West.

  • chunder Shan led his squadron flying after the fugitive, though his head swam so he had to hold with both hands to the saddle.

  • Looking at the man as he stood squarely, knife in fist and eyes glaring, chunder Shan did not doubt that he was capable of it.

British Dictionary definitions for chunder


verb (intransitive)
to vomit
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Contemporary definitions for chunder

to vomit

Usage Note

Australian slang; chundered, chundering, chunders; chunders n pl's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for chunder

"vomit," 1950, Australian slang, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chunder



A substance vomited


To vomit

[probably rhyming slang Chunder Loo spew, from the name of an Australian cartoon character]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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