DUN, a. 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, v.t. To cure, as fish, in a manner to give them a dun color. [See Dunning.]
DUN, v.t. [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, n. 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.]