- an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
- Scot. and North England. to feel or show violent disgust, especially to flinch, blanch, or gag.
- Scot. and North England. to disgust; nauseate.
Origin of scunner
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Examples from the Web for scunner
And that would give him a scunner against your story, mebbe!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Them that likesna water brose will scunner at cauld steerie.The Proverbs of Scotland
The scunner in the foretop was near blinded by the driven snow.The Adventures of Billy Topsail
But she had what the Scotch call a 'scunner' against me when I was a boy.What Timmy Did
Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Scunder or Scunner; a dislike; to take a dislike or disgust against anything.English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
- (intr) to feel aversion
- (tr) to produce a feeling of aversion in
- a strong aversion (often in the phrase take a scunner to)
- an object of dislike; nuisance
C14: from Scottish skunner, of unknown origin
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