scunner

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verb

scun·​ner ˈskə-nər How to pronounce scunner (audio)
scunnered; scunnering; scunners

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: to be in a state of disgusted irritation

scunner

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noun

: an unreasonable or extreme dislike or prejudice

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English (Scots) skunniren

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scunner was in the 14th century

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“Scunner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scunner. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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