scunner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Scots scunner, skunner, from Old Scots skunnyr, skowner (to shrink back; flinch), from Middle English skoneren (to feel sick or disgusted), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from a frequentative of shun. If so, etymologically shun +‎ -er (frequentative suffix). Compare also Middle English scurnen (to flinch), English scare, English scorn.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To be sick of.
  2. (Northumbria) To dislike.
  3. (Britain, Scotland, dialectal) To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.

Noun[edit]

scunner (plural scunners)

  1. (Northumbria) Dislike or aversion.
  2. (North Yorkshire, derogatory) An urban youth usually associated with trouble or petty crime; a young chav.

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References[edit]

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

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to be very tired, to be knackered