Definition of ’un in English:


Pronunciation /ən/


informal, dialect
  • One.

    ‘a good ’un’
    ‘a wild ’un’
    • ‘I always knew he was a wrong 'un.’
    • ‘Carol's brother Jimmy is a bad 'un.’
    • ‘Perhaps you have a "little 'un" for whom you think a Montessori start would be good.’
    • ‘This 'un won't do anythin' to endanger the rest of ya.’
    • ‘I've always wanted to be the kind of mother who spends as much time as possible with her young 'un.’
    • ‘However, this hasn't stopped it from being a good 'un.’
    • ‘He got her and me a place to stay across the river, and a young 'un to help her.’
    • ‘There are some pretty good midpriced gifts for the young 'uns in here.’
    • ‘You may have to leave the little 'uns at home.’
    • ‘I'll leave it up to you young 'uns.’