One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[no object]NZ, Australian
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Not only do I come from a land down under, but the beer does flow and the men do indeed chunder.’
- ‘A voice drifted down through the hatch above our heads, ‘I'm amazed,’ it said. ‘Only three people have chundered so far.’’
- ‘Within seconds everyone had chundered, some into the bags provided, and at least one straight onto his lovely shiny boots.’
nounmass nounNZ, Australian
- ‘The poor embarrassed girl stood near to us did a text book chunder, missing me but managing to splash my mate's shoe.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Each team picks a different colour of milk (to distinguish between chunders) and competitors line up, preferably in front of a surface that will be easy to clean up afterwards.’
- ‘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?’
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.
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