gun-shy

adjective
\ˈgən-ˌshī \

Definition of gun-shy 

1 : afraid of loud noise (such as that of a gun)

2 : markedly distrustful, afraid, or cautious

First Known Use of gun-shy

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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