Share this entry

Share this page

chunder

Line breaks: chun|der
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌndə
 
/
informal , chiefly Australian /NZ

Definition of chunder in English:

verb

[no object]
Vomit.
Example sentences
  • I am still haunted my the look of horror on my beloved's face as I chundered booze and party snacks over her billowing cleavage.
  • A voice drifted down through the hatch above our heads, ‘I'm amazed,’ it said. ‘Only three people have chundered so far.’
  • And in both cases there is the possibility that you'll end up in an alley behind the pub or club chundering in the gutter.

noun

[mass noun] Back to top  
Vomit.
Example sentences
  • It is amazing, though, that even covered in vomit, only one person dared to complain; while others sat, reeking of chunder for nearly two hours as the train reached its destination.
  • The whole van was covered in chunder, we had to stop for about an hour to just clean this thing out.
  • Where does all this suave urbanity leave the true, ocker Aussie, the weathered stockman riding along in the outback with his trusty sheepdog, always ready for a few tinnies and a bloody good chunder?

Origin

1950s: probably from rhyming slang Chunder Loo 'spew', from the name of a cartoon character Chunder Loo of Akim Foo, who appeared in advertisements for Cobra boot polish in the Sydney Bulletin in the early 20th century.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure