Origin of Hun
Examples from the Web for hun
Prime Minister Hun Sen had taken power in a bloody coup in July 1997.‘The Accidental Terrorist’: a California Accountant’s Coup|Adam Piore|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He might have elicited a smile rather than a cringe had he gone to that reliable standby, “to the right of Attila the Hun.”Analyzing the Political Humor of Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney|Mark Katz|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I always felt Attila The Hun set the clearest path for himself, what would today be called his “mission statement.”
Hun answered that the infant had no propertie in the shet, wherupon the priest ascited him in the spiritual courte.
Hundred, hun′dred, n. the number of ten times ten: a division of a county in England, orig.
The Hun's fire was now slackening, and in spite of the shortness of the range, decidedly erratic.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
The very character of the pompous little skipper had made the success of the Hun plot possible.Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound|Alice B. Emerson
"That Hun bomber just about rounds off a complete day of frightfulness for you two fellows," he said.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
Word Origin for Hun
Old English, person from a tribe from central Asia that overran Europe in the 4c. and 5c., from Medieval Latin Hunni, apparently ultimately from Turkic Hun-yü, the name of a tribe (they were known in China as Han or Hiong-nu). Figurative sense of "reckless destroyer of beauty" is from 1806. Applied to the German in World War I by their enemies because of stories of atrocities, but the nickname originally was urged on German soldiers bound for China by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1900, which caused a scandal.