[ chuhn-ter ]
/ ˈtʃʌn tər /
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verb (used without object) British Informal.
to grumble or grouse mildly or tediously.
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Origin of chunter
First recorded in 1590–1600; originally dialect (Midlands, N England) chunter, chunder, chunner; compare Scots channer in same sense; expressive word of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for chunter
/ (ˈtʃʌntə) /
(intr often foll by on) British informal to mutter or grumble incessantly in a meaningless fashion
Word Origin for chunter
C16: probably of imitative origin
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