verb (used with object), dunned, dun·ning.
Origin of dun1
Examples from the Web for dunning
Dunning—Soliciting or urgently pressing the payment of a debt.
Twenty years of dunning boarders has made me pretty sharp at reading faces, and he looked as uncomfortable as if he owed me money.The Case of Jennie Brice|Mary Roberts Rinehart
This matter of the provisions was a source of constant anxiety to Captain Dunning.
Such a siege of dunning was perhaps never endured, except by a poor dandy.Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2)|Robert Montgomery Bird
In this effort the strange boat was successful, but that of Captain Dunning fared ill.
British Dictionary definitions for dunning (1 of 2)
verb duns, dunning or dunned
Word Origin for dun
British Dictionary definitions for dunning (2 of 2)
- an immature adult mayfly (the subimago), esp one of the genus Ephemera
- an artificial fly imitating this or a similar fly