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adjective, runt·i·er, runt·i·est.
  1. 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
Related formsrunt·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for runty

small, thick, tiny, low, abbreviated, poor, limited, short, paltry, slight, meager, young, miniature, modest, cramped, microscopic, narrow, minuscule, small-scale, compact

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