runt

noun
\ˈrənt \

Definition of runt 

1 chiefly Scotland : a hardened stalk or stem of a plant

2 : an animal unusually small of its kind especially : the smallest of a litter of pigs

3 usually disparaging : a person of small stature

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Other Words from runt

runtiness \ˈrən-tē-nəs \ noun
runtish \ˈrən-tish \ adjective
runty \ˈrən-tē \ adjective

Examples of runt in a Sentence

the runt of the litter one kitten was definitely the runt, weighing only six ounces at birth

First Known Use of runt

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for runt

origin unknown

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The first known use of runt was in 1602

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runt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of runt

: the smallest animal in a group that is born to one mother at the same time

: a very small or weak person

runt

noun
\ˈrənt \

Kids Definition of runt

: an unusually small person or animal

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