Definitions for GRUNTgrʌnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to utter the deep, guttural sound characteristic of a hog.
to utter a similar sound.
to grumble, as in discontent.
(v.t.)to express with a grunt.
(n.)a sound of grunting.
any warm-water percoid fish of the family Pomadasyidae (Haemulidae), noted for emitting grunts.
a dessert of stewed fruit topped with biscuit dough.
Slang. an infantryman.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Slang. an unskilled worker; laborer.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of grunt:
bef. 900; ME; OE grunnettan, freq. of grunian to grunt; c. OHG grunnizōn
the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
"infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"
medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise
"He grunted his reluctant approval"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a short low sound like a pig
pigs grunting and squealing; He gave a grunt of approval.
A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.
The snorting cry of a pig.
A family of Perciformes fish of the family Haemulidae
An infantry soldier. (From the sound he presumably makes when shouldering a pack before starting a road march.)
Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts.
Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts.
Origin: grunten, from grunnettan, frequentive of grunian, from grunnōnan, from ghrun-. Akin to grunnezzen (Modern grunzen), Old grünte "to grunt".
to make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound
a deep, guttural sound, as of a hog
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
to make a low, rough sound
The pigs grunted when the farmer brought their food.
- brom, knorAfrikaans
- قُباع: صَوت الخنزيرArabic
- grunhirPortuguese (BR)
- خر خر کردنFarsi
- सुअर की तरह घौं घों करनाHindi
- rÿta, rymjaIcelandic
- خر خر کردنPersian
- رمباړه كولPashto
- a grohăiRomanian
- 發出呼嚕聲Chinese (Trad.)
- گہری غرّانے جیسی آوازUrdu
- ủn ỉn (lợn)Vietnamese
- 作呼噜声Chinese (Simp.)
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