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DUN, adjective

1. Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.

2. Dark; gloomy.

In the dun air sublime.

DUN, verb transitive To cure, as fish, in a manner to give them a dun color. [See Dunning.]

DUN, verb transitive [See Din.]

1. Literally, to clamor for payment of a debt. Hence, to urge for payment; to demand a debt in a pressing manner; to urge for payment with importunity. But in common usage, dun is often used in a milder sense, and signifies to call for, or ask for payment.

2. To urge importunately, in a general sense, but not an elegant word.

DUN, noun

1. An importunate creditor who urges for payment.

2. An urgent request or demand of payment in writing; as, he sent his debtor a dun

3. An eminence or mound. [See Down and Town.]