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Meaning of runt

runt

Pronunciation: (runt), [key]
— n.
  1. an animal that is small or stunted as compared with others of its kind.
  2. the smallest or weakest of a litter, esp. of pigs or puppies.
  3. a person who is small and contemptible: That runt causes most of the trouble at the meetings.
    1. an old or decayed tree stump.
    2. an old cow or ox.
    3. an ugly old woman; hag.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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