scunner

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

Definition of scunner

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: to be in a state of disgusted irritation

scunner

noun

Definition of scunner (Entry 2 of 2)

: an unreasonable or extreme dislike or prejudice

First Known Use of scunner

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scunner

Verb

Middle English (Scots) skunniren

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“Scunner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scunner. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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