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ESL forum > Message board > Daffynition Contest - September 1st    

Daffynition Contest - September 1st



spinney
United Kingdom

Daffynition Contest - September 1st
 
Thank you, Aisha, for choosing me (by default).
So hopefully, everybody is back from their hols and not too depressed to be able to contribute some daft definitions to the following word:
 
To Chunter  
 
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I�ll announce the winner this time next week.  
 

1 Sep 2019      



Aisha77
Spain

This is Spanglish for the rhythm of the waltz "chun ta ta, chun ta ta..."
It is said the verb comes from a conversation between a waltz professor and his pupil:
PUPIL: So... it goes like "ta ta chun ta ta chun"
PROFESSOR: You´ve got it YES! to to chun ter ter!
 
 

1 Sep 2019     



karagozian
France

That must be a poor French boy or girl trying painfully to learn English.
 
Knowing that "chanter" in French is the equivalent for to sing.
 
That is how they translate to sing = TO CHANTER or chunter is the same isn´t it !

1 Sep 2019     



MoodyMoody
United States

"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can´t you hear, can´t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover, yeah"
—Men at Work, "Land down Under" 
 
Chunter is a variant of the Australian slang word "chunder," or vomit due to excessive alcoholic beverage consumption.

1 Sep 2019     



douglas
United States

chunter--chin under--to be ashamed of something you have done so you put your chin down.
 
"The child chuntered as her mother scolded her for trying to cut her own hair."
 
 

2 Sep 2019     



FrauSue
France

To chunter is to search desperately for cheese, when you have cheese cravings you just need to satisfy.
A cheese hunter is a chunterer. 

2 Sep 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Some of these definitions are nearly right...But not quite. Chunter is to sing quietly and under your breath. Its derivation is from the French word chunter, a regular verb, so, je chunte, tu chuntes etc... which means to sing quietly, under your breath. In English, someone who chunts is called a pest, although in certain posh circles, they are termed chunteur

2 Sep 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

To chunter means to saunter like a choo choo train. Chug a chug a choo choo!

2 Sep 2019     



spinney
United Kingdom

Hi Folks! As always, everyone´s a winner. But we can´t all do the next daffinition so, I pass the crown to none other than FrauSue for her daffinition of: 
 
To chunter is to search desperately for cheese, when you have cheese cravings you just need to satisfy.
A cheese hunter is a chunterer.
 
Good luck! 
 
 

8 Sep 2019