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dun

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adjective \ˈdən\

Definition of dun

  1. 1a :  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. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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dun

noun

Definition of dun

  1. 1 :  a horse with a grayish-yellow coat and a black mane and tail :  a dun horse

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

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

Origin and Etymology of dun

see 1dun


First Known Use: 14th century


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dun

verb

Definition of dun

dunned

;

dunning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make persistent demands upon for payment dunning their members for contributions

  3. 2 :  plague, pester dunned by troubles literary and monetary — Irish Digest

Origin and Etymology of dun

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1626


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dun

noun

Definition of dun

  1. 1 :  someone who makes persistent demands upon people for payment :  a person who duns (see 3dun)

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

Origin and Etymology of dun

noun derivative of 3dun


First Known Use: 1628


DUN Defined for Kids

dun

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noun \ˈdən\

Definition of dun for Students

  1. :  a slightly brownish dark gray


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