Recorded from 1950. Probably from the cartoon character Chunder Loo of Akim Foo'', drawn by for a series of boot-polish advertisements in the early 1900s. Some sources hold that ''Chunder Loo was rhyming slang for spew, but the usage is not recorded.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Vomit.
, title=Nose Chunder (was Re: Grogan Epidemic at ERR)
, author=Andrew Shore
, date=April 24
, passage=I had puke streamers hanging from both nostrils; it wasn?t as watery as my chunder usually is (from drinking).
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) An act of vomiting.
, author=John Dean
, date=September 9
, passage=I would guess it points up the difference between the involuntary chunder' where you cannot choose the time place or direction, and the self-induced ' chunder which facilitates further consumption of alcohol after your theoretical limit is reached.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To vomit.
* 2008 , Isabelle Young, Tony Gherardin, Central and South America , ,
* 2009 , William Efford, Picaroon ,
- There are plenty of winding roads, diesel fumes, crowded public transport and various less than sweet odours to get you chundering when you?re on the move in this part of the world, so take a good supply of motion sickness remedies if you know you?re susceptible to this.
* 2010 , Norman Jorgensen, Jack?s Island ,
- “You might have chundered ,” said Kate, laughing, “but at least you didn?t get any on yourself—sign of a true lady.”
- Pretty soon just about everyone onboard was leaning over the rail chundering like sick dogs.
Perhaps by confusion with (chunter)
(of a vehicle) To rumble loudly, to roar.
* 2005 , Robert Newman, The Fountain at the Centre of the World ,
* 2007 , George Melnyk, Great Canadian Film Directors ,
- The truck chundered and rattled.
* 2008 , Jill Dickin Schinas, A Family Outing in the Atlantic ,
- As their rented van chunders along the highway, John?s voiceover is heard, contemplating the compulsion that drives men to continue using juvenile punk monikers into their mid-thirties.
- He taxied his plane carefully to the end of the strip and then went further on, into the rough grass. Then, with full flap and maximum throttle, he came chundering along towards us.
(British, dialect) To speak in a soft, indistinct manner, mutter.
* 2003 , J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , page 349:
(British, dialect) To grumble, complain.
* 1921 , David Herbert Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia (Penguins Classics),
- Ron continued to chunter under his breath all the way down the street.
- “Since she had another seat and was quite comfortable, we smiled and let her chunter .”
* “D. H. Lawrence gave a new lease on life to the verb to chunter'', ‘to mutter, complain’, labelled “''Obs.'' exc. ''dial''”, when he used it in ''Sea and Sardinia'' (1921)’,” ''Languages in Contact and Contrast: Essays in Contact Linguistics , by Vladimir Ivir, Damir Kalogjera, page 411 (