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Word of the Day 01/16/21 Scunner

Scunner (noun, verb)
scunner [ skuhn-er ]


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: 1325–75; Middle English (Scots ) skunner to shrink back in disgust, equivalent to skurn to flinch (akin to scare) + -er-er, with loss of first r by dissimilation

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SCUNNER
Wilson took a scunner at Aberdeen, and decided to leave it and look around him.
THE HOUSE WITH THE GREEN SHUTTERS|GEORGE DOUGLAS BROWN

Scunder or Scunner; a dislike; to take a dislike or disgust against anything.
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELAND|P. W. JOYCE

When the three walked out together, they made a scunner run through the colony o' Larut.
LIFE'S HANDICAP|RUDYARD KIPLING

But she had what the Scotch call a 'scunner' against me when I was a boy.
WHAT TIMMY DID|MARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES

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