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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gruntgrʌnt(v.i.)

  1. to utter the deep, guttural sound characteristic of a hog.

  2. to utter a similar sound.

  3. to grumble, as in discontent.

  4. (v.t.)to express with a grunt.

  5. (n.)a sound of grunting.

  6. any warm-water percoid fish of the family Pomadasyidae (Haemulidae), noted for emitting grunts.

    Category: Ichthyology

  7. a dessert of stewed fruit topped with biscuit dough.

    Category: Cooking

  8. Slang. an infantryman.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  9. Slang. an unskilled worker; laborer.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of grunt:

bef. 900; ME; OE grunnettan, freq. of grunian to grunt; c. OHG grunnizōn

grunt′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grunt, oink(noun)

    the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs

  2. grunt(noun)

    an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker

    "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"

  3. grunt(verb)

    medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught

  4. grunt(verb)

    issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

    "He grunted his reluctant approval"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grunt(verb)ʌnt

    to make a short low sound like a pig

    pigs grunting and squealing; He gave a grunt of approval.

Wiktionary

  1. grunt(Noun)

    A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.

  2. grunt(Noun)

    The snorting cry of a pig.

  3. grunt(Noun)

    A family of Perciformes fish of the family Haemulidae

  4. grunt(Noun)

    An infantry soldier. (From the sound he presumably makes when shouldering a pack before starting a road march.)

  5. grunt(Verb)

    Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts.

  6. grunt(Verb)

    Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts.

  7. Origin: grunten, from grunnettan, frequentive of grunian, from grunnōnan, from ghrun-. Akin to grunnezzen (Modern grunzen), Old grünte "to grunt".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grunt(verb)

    to make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound

  2. Grunt(noun)

    a deep, guttural sound, as of a hog

  3. Grunt(noun)

    any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt (A. Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt (H. aurolineatus), of the Southern United States; -- also applied to allied species of the genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; -- so called from the noise it makes when taken


Translations for GRUNT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

grunt(verb)

to make a low, rough sound

The pigs grunted when the farmer brought their food.

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