Definition of Grunt

1. Noun. The short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs.

Exact synonyms: Oink
Generic synonyms: Noise



2. Verb. Issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise. "He grunted his reluctant approval"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Grunter, Grunter

3. Noun. An unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker. "He went from grunt to chairman in six years"
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person

4. Noun. Medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught.

Definition of Grunt

1. v. t. To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound.

2. n. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.

Definition of Grunt

1. Noun. A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak. ¹

2. Noun. The snorting cry of a pig. ¹

3. Noun. A family of ''Perciformes'' fish of the family ''Haemulidae'' ¹

4. Noun. (context: Army and United States Marine Corps slang) An infantry soldier. (From the sound he presumably makes when shouldering a pack before starting a road march.) ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grunt

1. to utter a deep, guttural sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Grunt

1. Origin: OE. Grunten; akin to As. Grunian, G. Grunzen, Dan. Grynte, Sw. Grymta; all prob. Of imitative; or perh. Akin to E. Groan] To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound. "Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life. " (Shak) Grunting ox, the yak. 1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog. 2. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grunt

grungers
grunges
grungester
grungesters
grungey
grungier
grungiest
grungily
grunginess
grungy
grunion
grunions
grunsel
grunsels
grunstein and hogness method
grunt (current term)
grunt-hoot
grunt work
grunted
grunter
grunters
grunting
gruntingly
gruntings
gruntle
gruntled
gruntles
gruntlike
gruntling
gruntlings

Literary usage of Grunt

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1. London Society (1879)
"Suddenly they stopped feeding, and one of the youngest of the lot (judging from his voice) shrieked out in a frightened tone, ' grunt ! ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A grunt. [Scotch.] He drew a long sigh, or rather <rntm¡ih, through his поле. ... A Scotch form of grindstone. . grunt (grunt), vi [< ME. grünten, ..."

3. The Nursery by John L. Shorey (Firm (1870)
"grunt THE PIG. my bird till the next day; and the next day, ... Mary had called the pig " grunt." She often fed him; so he would run after her, ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"To grunt in a lower key ; as denoting the sound emitted by pigs. ... The sound made by infants, indicating satisfaction, q. a little grunt, ..."

5. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"The yellow grunt is very similar to the common grunt in the conformation of its body and fins, but has a rather curved profile instead of a depression in ..."

6. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"Hawaii: nu, to groan, to roar as wind, to grunt; nunu, a moaning, grunting, ... Arabic: nah'ara, to grunt; h'ara, to low; h'arh'ara, snort, snore; harra, ..."

7. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"The yellow grunt is very similar to the common grunt in the conformation of its body and fins, but has a rather curved profile instead of a depression in ..."

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