Hun

noun
\ ˈhən How to pronounce Hun (audio) \

Definition of Hun

1 : a member of a nomadic central Asian people gaining control of a large part of central and eastern Europe under Attila about a.d. 450
2a often not capitalized : a person who is wantonly destructive : vandal
b disparaging : german especially : a German soldier

First Known Use of Hun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hun

Middle English, from Old English Hunas, plural, from Late Latin Hunni, plural

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The first known use of Hun was before the 12th century

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“Hun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hun. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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