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[chuhn-der] /ˈtʃʌn dər/ Australian Informal.
verb (used without object), verb (used with 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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  • 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 Lal was near me, and he said to me, 'That is the signal for us to fire.

    Strange Stories Grant Allen
  • Destroy them, so chunder Shan can not use them to buy back the Devi.

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

  • chunder Shan, entering his chamber, closed the door and went to his table.

  • chunder Shan saw recognition and intent flame up in the fierce blue eyes.

  • 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.

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

    Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
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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