- An example of gun shy is a dog that hides in the bathtub on 4th of July because of the sound of fireworks.
- An example of gun shy is a woman who carries pepper spray in her hand whenever she walks alone.
The definition of gun shy is a person or animal that is afraid of loud noises or is distrustful.
- easily frightened at the firing of a gun: a gun-shy dog
- frightened, wary, mistrustful, etc., as because of a previous experience
- Afraid of loud noise, such as that of gunfire.
- Extremely distrustful or wary.
(comparative more gun-shy, superlative most gun-shy)
(comparative more gun shy, superlative most gun shy)
- Alternative spelling of gun-shy.