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Definition of GRUNT

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Grunt \Grunt\ (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grunted}; p. pr.
     & vb. n. {Grunting}.] [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. [1913 Webster]

           Who would fardels bear,
           To grunt and sweat under a weary life.   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {Grunting ox} (Zool.), the yak.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Grunt \Grunt\ (gr[u^]nt), n.
     1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus {Haemulon}, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt ({Haemulon Plumieri}), and the redmouth grunt ({Haemulon 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. A U. S. infantryman; -- used especially of those fighting in the war in Vietnam. [slang] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Redmouth \Red"mouth`\ (-mouth`), n. (Zool.) Any one of several species of marine food fishes of the genus {Diabasis}, or {Haemulon}, of the Southern United States, having the inside of the mouth bright red. Called also {flannelmouth}, and {grunt}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "grunt":
     Zouave, air a grievance, animal noise, bark, barking, bawl, beef, bellow, bellyache, bersagliere, birdcall, bitch, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, carabineer, chant, chasseur, chirp, clamor, clang, complain, coo, crab, croak, crow, cry, dogface, doughfoot, drawl, exclaim, expert rifleman, flute, foot soldier, footslogger, fret, fret and fume, fusileer, fuss, gasp, grenadier, gripe, groan, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, gruntle, hiss, holler, howl, howling, infantryman, keen, kick, light infantryman, lilt, lodge a complaint, marksman, mating call, mumble, murmur, musketeer, mutter, note, oink, paddlefoot, pant, pipe, raise a howl, register a complaint, rifle, rifleman, roar, rumble, scold, scream, screech, sharpshooter, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, sniper, snort, sob, squall, squawk, squeal, stridulation, take on, thunder, trumpet, twang, ululation, wail, warble, whine, whisper, woodnote, yap, yawp, yell, yelp


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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