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chunter

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verb chun·ter \ˈchən-tər\

Definition of chunter

British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk in a low inarticulate way :  mutter



Examples of chunter in a sentence

  1. <in Hyde Park a clearly disturbed man was chuntering about something>



Origin of chunter

probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with chunter


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