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dun

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adjective \ ˈdən \

Definition of dun

1 a :having a slightly brownish dark gray color :having the color dun (see 2dun 2)
b of a horse :having a grayish-yellow coat with black mane and tail
2 :marked by dullness and drabness

dunness

play \ˈdən-nəs\ noun

Origin and Etymology of dun

Middle English, from Old English dunn — more at dusk


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dun

noun

Definition of dun

1 :a horse with a grayish-yellow coat and a black mane and tail :a dun horse
2 :a variable color averaging a nearly neutral slightly brownish dark gray
3 :a subadult mayfly; alsofishing :an artificial fly tied to imitate such an insect

Origin and Etymology of dun

see 1dun


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dun

verb

Definition of dun

dunned; dunning
transitive verb
1 :to make persistent demands upon for payment
  • dunning their members for contributions
2 :plague, pester
  • dunned by troubles literary and monetary
  • Irish Digest

Origin and Etymology of dun

origin unknown


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dun

noun

Definition of dun

1 :someone who makes persistent demands upon people for payment :a person who duns (see 3dun)
2 :an urgent request; especially :a demand for payment

Origin and Etymology of dun

noun derivative of 3dun


DUN Defined for Kids

dun

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noun \ ˈdən \

Definition of dun for Students

:a slightly brownish dark gray

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