from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Afraid of loud noise, such as that of gunfire.
  • adj. Extremely distrustful or wary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Afraid of guns, or the noise they make.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Afraid of a gun; frightened by the report of a gun: said of a field-dog.


From gun + shy. (Wiktionary)



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