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runt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
runtrunt /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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runt• She 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.
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