runt

noun \ ˈrənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

runtiness

play \ˈrən-tē-nəs\ noun

runtish

play \ˈrən-tish\ adjective

runty

play \ˈrən-tē\ adjective

Examples of runt in a Sentence

  1. the runt of the litter

  2. one kitten was definitely the runt, weighing only six ounces at birth

Origin and Etymology of runt

origin unknown

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RUNT Defined for English Language Learners

runt

noun

Definition of runt for English Language Learners

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

  • : a very small or weak person


RUNT Defined for Kids

runt

noun \ ˈrənt \

Definition of runt for Students

: an unusually small person or animal


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