scunner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare shun.

Verb[edit]

scunner (third-person singular simple present scunners, present participle scunnering, simple past and past participle scunnered)

  1. To be sick of.
  2. (Northumbrian) To dislike.
  3. (UK, Scotland, dialect) To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.

Noun[edit]

scunner (plural scunners)

  1. (Northumbrian) Dislike or aversion.
  2. (Yorkshire, pejorative) North Yorkshire term for an urban youth and usually associated with trouble or petty crime.

Usage notes[edit]

Older scunners, i.e. young adults, might be termed chavs.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae scunner (third-person singular simple present scunners, present participle scunnerin, simple past scunnert, past participle scunnert)

  1. to be very tired, to be knackered