Runt definition

rŭnt
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An undersized animal, especially the smallest animal of a litter.
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The definition of a runt is someone or something that is undersized, or the smallest animal in a litter of animals.

An example of a runt is the pig character Wilbur in the book Charlotte's Web.

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An unintentionally truncated frame or packet. A runt is either malformed or errored in transit and must be ignored if received.
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The smallest animal of a litter.
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Undersized or stunted plant, animal or person.
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(computing) An Ethernet packet that does not meet the medium's minimum packet size of 64 bytes.
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(typography) A single word (portion of a hyphenated word) that appears as the last line of a paragraph.
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A breed of pigeon related to the carrier pigeon.
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The smallest animal of a litter.
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(derogatory) A short person.
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A stunted, undersized, or dwarfish animal.
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(slang) An insignificant person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
runt
Plural:
runts

Origin of runt

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition