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scunner

[skuhn-er] /ˈskʌn ər/
noun
1.
an irrational dislike; loathing:
She took a scunner to him.
verb (used without object)
2.
Scot. and North England. to feel or show violent disgust, especially to flinch, blanch, or gag.
verb (used with object)
3.
Scot. and North England. to disgust; nauseate.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (Scots) skunner to shrink back in disgust, equivalent to skurn to flinch (akin to scare) + -er -er6, with loss of first r by dissimilation
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British Dictionary definitions for scunner

scunner

/ˈskʌnə; Scottish ˈskʌnər/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to feel aversion
2.
(transitive) to produce a feeling of aversion in
noun
3.
a strong aversion (often in the phrase take a scunner to)
4.
an object of dislike; nuisance
Word Origin
C14: from Scottish skunner, of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for scunner

scunner

noun

Extreme dislike; hostility: had taken a scunner against the main competitor

[1500+; fr Scots dialect]


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