an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
verb (used without object)
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: 1325–75; Middle English
to shrink back in disgust, equivalent to skurn
to flinch (akin to scare
) + -er -er6
, with loss of first r