Origin of scunnerLate Middle English (Northern dialect, dialectal ) from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin of scunnerFrom Middle English skunner to shrink back in disgust from scurnen to flinch
(third-person singular simple present scunners, present participle scunnering, simple past and past participle scunnered)
Older scunners, i.e. young adults, might be termed chavs.
- The Nato reporting name of the R-1 ballistic missile built by the Soviet Union.