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runt in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishruntrunt /rʌnt/ noun [countable]  1 HBAthe smallest and least developed baby animal of a group born at the same timerunt of the runt of the litter2 informalWEAK a small, unpleasant, or unimportant person
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runtShe was a runt no longer.Most are poor quality, being deformed or runts.Ronnie was what was called a real runt, not much bigger than Petey.An induced birth after thirty-six hours of false labor, the runt of a litter of twelve.He was the runt of the family, and the last born.He was even worse off than you were, runt.