- an old or decayed tree stump.
- an old cow or ox.
- an ugly old woman; hag.
Origin of runt
OTHER WORDS FROM runtruntish, adjectiverunt·ish·ly, adverbrunt·ish·ness, noun
Words nearby runt
How to use runt in a sentence
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