dun

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1dun

adjective \ˈdən\

Definition of DUN

1
a :  having the color dun
b of a horse :  having a grayish-yellow coat with black mane and tail
2
:  marked by dullness and drabness
dun·ness \ˈdən-nəs\ noun

Origin of DUN

Middle English, from Old English dunn — more at dusk
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

2dun

noun

Definition of DUN

1
:  a dun horse
2
:  a variable color averaging a nearly neutral slightly brownish dark gray
3
:  a subadult mayfly; also :  an artificial fly tied to imitate such an insect

First Known Use of DUN

14th century

3dun

verb
dunneddun·ning

Definition of DUN

transitive verb
1
:  to make persistent demands upon for payment
2
:  plague, pester

Origin of DUN

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1626

4dun

noun

Definition of DUN

1
:  a person who duns
2
:  an urgent request; especially :  a demand for payment

First Known Use of DUN

1628

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