- The definition of dun is a dull grayish-brown.
An example of something dun is moldy chocolate.
- Dun is defined as a dull grayish-brown color or something that is that color.
An example of dun is brown hair that is starting to grey.
dun definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English akin to Old Saxon chestnut-brown, ultimately (? via Celt) ; from Indo-European an unverified form dhus-no ; from base an unverified form dhus, dust-colored: see fury
- a dull grayish brown
- a dun horse
- an artificial fishing fly of this color
- dunness noun
- to ask (a debtor) insistently or repeatedly for payment
- to annoy constantly
Origin: uncertain or unknown; perhaps dialect, dialectal variant, variety of din
- a person who duns
- an insistent demand, esp. for payment of a debt
dun definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb dunned dunned, dun·ning, duns
- One that duns.
- An importunate demand for payment.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- An almost neutral brownish gray to dull grayish brown.
- A fishing fly having this color.
- A horse of this color.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English dunn, perhaps of Celtic origin.