Hun [huhn] /hʌn/ Show IPA
a member of a nomadic and warlike Asian people who devastated or controlled large parts of eastern and central Europe and who exercised their greatest power under Attila in the 5th century a.d.
(often lowercase) a barbarous, destructive person; vandal.
Disparaging and Offensive.
a German soldier in World War I or II.
before 900; 1895–1900 for def 3b; singular of Huns, Old English Hūnas; cognate with Old Norse Hūnar; akin to Late Latin Hunnī