Origin of gun-shy
Related formsgun-shy·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for gun-shy
France wants to lead the effort jointly with Britain, but the U.K., also gun-shy after the Iraq war, backs the NATO tack.
Attorney General Eric Holder says it will be a priority; Speaker Nancy Pelosi so far has been gun-shy about taking on the issue.
She first had to get her pony to stand She knew it was not gun-shy.Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest|Alice B. Emerson
Only one of them except Devant gave the gun-shy dog a thought.Frank of Freedom Hill|Samuel A. Derieux
You've got three men in yo' posse who could hit a house from inside, the rest being as gun-shy as a school of girls.Curly|Roger Pocock
He had, too, the reputation of being the most gun-shy and bullet-proof of social lions.The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
Don't let him see you doing it or he'll get gun-shy an' jump th' country.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford