verb (used with object), shunned, shun·ning.
- shull, clifford,
- shultz, george pratt,
- shunting engine
Origin of shun
Examples from the Web for shunner
Peter Carew of the Blues had been no shunner of women in those days; no taciturn, silent, unappreciative onlooker.The Rhodesian|Gertrude Page
verb shuns, shunning or shunned
Word Origin for shun
Old English scunian "to shun, avoid; abhor; desist, abstain; to hide, seek safety by concealment," of uncertain origin; not found in any other language. Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *skeu- "to cover, to hide." Related: Shunned; shunning. A shun-pike (American English, 1911) was a road constructed to avoid tolls.