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an animal that is small or stunted as compared with others of its kind.
the smallest or weakest of a litter, especially of pigs or puppies.
a person who is small and contemptible:
That runt causes most of the trouble at the meetings.
British Dialect.

an old or decayed tree stump.
an old cow or ox.
an ugly old woman; hag.

the smallest and weakest young animal in a litter, esp the smallest piglet in a litter
(derogatory) an undersized or inferior person
a large pigeon, originally bred for eating


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