Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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From gun + shy.

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