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[gruhn-ter] /ˈgrʌn tər/
a hog.
any animal or person that grunts.
grunt (def 7).
Origin of grunter
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at grunt, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Has it been this rooter and grunter that's been bothering us right along?

    Chums of the Camp Fire Lawrence J. Leslie
  • At moonrise, however, grunter woke, punctual as an alarum clock.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • He points them at a grunter, which plunges through the farmyard.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Stubbs crept in first, and grunter followed exactly two feet behind, in approved badger fashion.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • However, the badger is nothing if not persevering, and Stubbs and grunter decided to make one last effort to oust the invader.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • grunter crept into the half-completed 'earth'; and Stubbs, after pausing to lick his sore pads, followed her.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • Not a leaf stirred, but scent lay long on the warm air, and his nose told him that grunter was down there before him.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • I met your brother grunter yesterday, and helped him build his straw house.

  • The Spanish name ronco or roncador (grunter or snorer) is applied to several fishes, both sciænoid and hæmuloid.

British Dictionary definitions for grunter


a person or animal that grunts, esp a pig
another name for grunt (sense 4)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for grunter



A wrestler (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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