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.
The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
A sound resembling thunder; especially, one produced by a jet airplane in flight.
A deep, rumbling noise.
- Thunder ''is preceded by lightning.
An alarming or startling threat or denunciation.
- Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
(obsolete) The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
- The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike into the heart of princes.
(figuratively) The spotlight.
- The revenging gods / 'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend.
* roll, clap, peal are some of the words used to count thunder.
* thunder and lightning
* thunder thighs
To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; often used impersonally.
(label) To make a noise like thunder.
(label) To talk with a loud, threatening voice.
(label) To say (something) with a loud, threatening voice.
To produce something with incredible power
, date=January 19
, author=Jonathan Stevenson
, title=Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal
, passage=Just as it appeared Arsenal had taken the sting out of the tie, Johnson produced a moment of outrageous quality, thundering
a bullet of a left foot shot out of the blue and into the top left-hand corner of Wojciech Szczesny's net with the Pole grasping at thin air.}}