Millitary slang for someone scared of confronting the enemy. Like saying coward, only it's not irrational to be scared of red hot tumbling bullets that hit you before you even see the muzzle flash.
"Christ's sake Sarge, don't team me up with Billy, he's Gun Shy! Last time we saw an Iraqi he wet himself, and it was only a woman putting out her washing!"
ayon kay Wingy ika-21 ng Disyembre, 2005
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afraid of the consequences of an error during and attempt to re-do something
He's been gun shy ever since his son burned his hand on the stove. He has been refusing to attempt to show him the ropes of cooking again.
ayon kay The Return of Light Joker ika-07 ng Mayo, 2009
When you can't go to the bathroom because someone else is around.
Dude, move two urinals over. You're making me gunshy.
ayon kay Kleptobizmol ika-17 ng Hunyo, 2009
A mental state usually affecting virgins where the complexity of a sexual situation makes it hard to have or hold and erection.
He didn't lose his virginity that night because he was gun shy.
ayon kay It's Miller Time ika-28 ng Hunyo, 2006
Reluctant to become involved in a relationship, especially a sexual one
After finding out that his girlfriend had been engaging in sodomy with the patients of the retirement home that she worked at, Frank was gunshy for almost a decade.
ayon kay Sam DP ika-08 ng Oktubre, 2005
slow to react sexually
Lupita is a freak now that she is older, but was very gunshy at first.
ayon kay LHL ika-10 ng Abril, 2004
To be afraid of the penis.
Katie said she didn't want to mess around because she was still a little gun shy.
ayon kay Sir Captain of Wynn Bay ika-06 ng Mayo, 2005