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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make repeated and insistent demand upon for payment. Also: a light tan horse with a black mane and tail.

Usage examples (36)
  • The Colonel's son had taken a horse; and a raw rough dun was he, With the mouth of a bell and the heart of Hell and the head of a gallows-tree.
  • She wore dun
  • The dun and dreary prairie
  • dun codfish for more
Tutoring comment
  • The craftsman knew the leather belt was "done" (performed, completed) when it turned a nice "dun" (a brownish gray) color.
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