- an old or decayed tree stump.
- an old cow or ox.
- an ugly old woman; hag.
Origin of runt
Related formsrunt·ish, adjectiverunt·ish·ly, adverbrunt·ish·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for runt
And by military standards and compared with everyone who was around there—he was a runt.Manning Is Guilty and So Is the Army That Sent Him Overseas|Brian Van Reet|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A runt from under the Mormon ditch; we raise bigger on our land.The Lady Doc|Caroline Lockhart
Catrine's a good lass enough, and a good-hearted, and lets herself be deaved all day with a runt of an auld wife like me.David Balfour, Second Part|Robert Louis Stevenson
And if he objected—as he usually did—they were sure to laugh and call him "Runt."The Tale of Grunty Pig|Arthur Scott Bailey
Then came a small fellow, Jasper Merriweather by name, whose one ambition it was to get out of the "runt" class.Great Hike|Alan Douglas
This breed is intermediate between the rock-pigeon and a very poor variety of Runt or Carrier.