Adjective "Runt" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Runt


    Definition:

    noun

    1. an animal that is small or stunted as compared with others of its kind.

    2. the smallest or weakest of a litter, especially of pigs or puppies.

    3. a person who is small and contemptible: That runt causes most of the trouble at the meetings.

    4. British Dialect. an old or decayed tree stump. an old cow or ox. an ugly old woman; hag.

    Origin:
    runt