- an old or decayed tree stump.
- an old cow or ox.
- an ugly old woman; hag.
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Origin of runt
OTHER WORDS FROM runtruntish, adjectiverunt·ish·ly, adverbrunt·ish·ness, noun
Words nearby runt
Example sentences 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
"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Never since I was a little runt—did I—never cried in thirty years—and here I am-leaking like a pail!You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
"The darned little greasy-faced runt," he mumbled rebelliously, and immediately felt the better for it.The Happy Family|Bertha Muzzy Bower