Definition of Funar
- It means making a public complaint about a crime apparently committed by a person or entity. These reports are generally made at the location where the crime occurred.
- By extension, it is discrediting a person in person or in writing against their good reputation.
- Founded. Someone who has already been prosecuted for a complaint, of which he has been guilty and a sanction has been issued against him.
SYNONYMS FOR FUNAR
ORIGIN OF FUNAR
Funar is a word of Chilean origin, which began to be used at the end of the 20th century after the arrest of Augusto Pinochet in 1998. It comes from the Mapudungún funa which means “rotten”. Therefore, the term was associated with immoral actions and against others.
The first actions known as funas were to share stories of the violence exerted during Pinochet’s mandate, extending the invitation to other people to tell their testimonies. This was led by an organization called “HIJOS Chile”.
In this way, they received anonymous information, with data on some participants, of violent acts during this government. This gave way to funerals, where protesters held public protests announcing the name of the alleged offender and the crimes committed.
CURIOSITIES OF FUNAR
- The “funa” in social networks is interpreted as a form of defamation to expose someone to public derision; being the object of insults and threats by users.
- The act of founding has been widely criticized for being seen as a way of doing justice with one’s own hands.
- Funar is the base of the video game “Among Us” where it is sought to accuse, in a fair or unfair way, to be ejected from the game ship.