also CHUNNER, CHOUNTER, CHUNDER
an impertinent, cheeky remark ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to mutter, to murmur; to grumble in a discontented or ill-tempered manner, to express discontent about trifles, to find fault, to complain incessantly; to have the last word in a matter ...1599
apparently of imitative formation
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1599 - see EXAMPLE below
"...but your heyfer, like a fullen beast, (because it would not be vltimus inter boues, be∣comes primus inter asinos) must〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉wander alone and chunner out an Heathenish conceit of descending into the world of soules poetically..."
From: Master Broughtons Letters, Especially his last Pamphlet to and against the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, about Sheol and Hades, for the descent into Hell, answered in their kind.
- Hugh Broughton
Imprinted by Iohn Wolfe