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grunter

[gruhn-ter]
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noun
  1. a hog.
  2. any animal or person that grunts.
  3. grunt(def 7).

Origin of grunter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at grunt, -er1
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Examples from the Web for grunter

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for grunter

grunter

noun
  1. a person or animal that grunts, esp a pig
  2. another name for grunt (def. 4)
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