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dun

play
adjective \ˈdən\

Definition of dun

  1. 1 a :  having the color dun b of a horse :  having a grayish-yellow coat with black mane and tail

  2. 2 :  marked by dullness and drabness

dunness play \ˈdən-nəs\ noun


Origin of dun

Middle English, from Old English dunn — more at dusk


First Known Use: before 12th century


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dun

noun

Definition of dun

  1. 1 :  a dun horse

  2. 2 :  a variable color averaging a nearly neutral slightly brownish dark gray

  3. 3 :  a subadult mayfly; also :  an artificial fly tied to imitate such an insect



14th Century

First Known Use of dun

14th century


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dun

verb,

Definition of dun

dunneddunning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make persistent demands upon for payment

  3. 2 :  plague, pester



Origin of dun

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1626


4

dun

noun

Definition of dun

  1. 1 :  a person who duns

  2. 2 :  an urgent request; especially :  a demand for payment



1628

First Known Use of dun

1628


DUN Defined for Kids

dun

play
noun \ˈdən\

Definition of dun for Students

  1. :  a slightly brownish dark gray





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