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Idioms about gun

Origin of gun

1
1300–50; Middle English gunne, gonne, apparently short for Anglo-Latin Gunilda, gonnyld, name for engine of war; compare Old Norse Gunna, short for Gunnhildr woman's name

OTHER WORDS FROM gun

gunless, adjective

Other definitions for gun (2 of 3)

gun2
[ guhn ]
/ gʌn /

verb
past participle of gin3.

Other definitions for gun (3 of 3)

gun.

abbreviation
gunnery.
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How to use gun in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gun

gun
/ (ɡʌn) /

noun
verb guns, gunning or gunned
See also gun for

Word Origin for gun

C14: probably from a female pet name shortened from the Scandinavian name Gunnhildr (from Old Norse gunnr war + hildr war)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with gun

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