Chunders vs Thunders - What's the difference?

chunders | thunders |


As verbs the difference between chunders and thunders

is that chunders is (chunder) while thunders is (thunder).

chunders

English

Verb

(head)
  • (chunder)
  • Anagrams

    *

    chunder

    English

    Etymology 1

    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.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Vomit.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , title=Nose Chunder (was Re: Grogan Epidemic at ERR) , group=alt.tasteless , author=Andrew Shore , date=April 24 , year=1996 , passage=I had puke streamers hanging from both nostrils; it wasn?t as watery as my chunder usually is (from drinking). citation
  • (Australia, New Zealand, slang) An act of vomiting.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , title=‘chunder’ , group=alt.usage.english , author=John Dean , date=September 9 , year=2001 , 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. citation
    Synonyms
    * See

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, slang) To vomit.
  • * 2008 , Isabelle Young, Tony Gherardin, Central and South America , , page 70,
  • 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.
  • * 2009 , William Efford, Picaroon , page 313,
  • “You might have chundered ,” said Kate, laughing, “but at least you didn?t get any on yourself—sign of a true lady.”
  • * 2010 , Norman Jorgensen, Jack?s Island , page 3,
  • Pretty soon just about everyone onboard was leaning over the rail chundering like sick dogs.
    Synonyms
    * See

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps by confusion with (chunter)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of a vehicle) To rumble loudly, to roar.
  • * 2005 , Robert Newman, The Fountain at the Centre of the World , page 114,
  • The truck chundered and rattled.
  • * 2007 , George Melnyk, Great Canadian Film Directors , page 215,
  • 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.
  • * 2008 , Jill Dickin Schinas, A Family Outing in the Atlantic , page 156,
  • 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.

    Anagrams

    *

    thunders

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (thunder)

  • thunder

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia thunder)
  • The sound caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
  • Thunder ''is preceded by lightning.
  • A sound resembling thunder; especially, one produced by a jet airplane in flight.
  • A deep, rumbling noise.
  • Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
  • An alarming or startling threat or denunciation.
  • * Prescott
  • The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike into the heart of princes.
  • (obsolete) The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The revenging gods / 'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend.
  • (figuratively) The spotlight.
  • Usage notes

    * roll, clap, peal are some of the words used to count thunder.

    Derived terms

    * thunder and lightning * thunderation * thunderbird * thunderbolt * thunderboomer * thunderbox * thunderclap * thundercloud * thunderhead * thunderous * thundersquall * thunderstorm * thunder thighs

    See also

    * lightning

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 19 , author=Jonathan Stevenson , title=Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , 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.}}

    Derived terms

    * thunderer