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runty

[ ruhn-tee ]
/ ˈrʌn ti /
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adjective, runt·i·er, runt·i·est.
stunted; dwarfish: The runty puppy seems the most playful of the litter.
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Origin of runty

First recorded in 1800–10; runt + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM runty

runt·i·ness, noun
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