runty

[ ruhn-tee ]
/ ˈrʌn ti /

adjective, runt·i·er, runt·i·est.

stunted; dwarfish: The runty puppy seems the most playful of the litter.

Origin of runty

First recorded in 1800–10; runt + -y1
Related formsrunt·i·ness, noun
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