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grunt

Noun

1 the short low gruff noise of the kind made by pigs
2 an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker; "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"
3 medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter a grunting sound when caught v : issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"

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English

Pronunciation

  • /gɹʌnt/, /grVnt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnt

Noun

  1. A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.
  2. The cry of a pig when it makes its snorting cry.
  3. A family of Perciformes fish of the family Haemulidae
  4. (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.)

Derived terms

Translations

A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak
The cry of a pig when it makes its snorting cry
A family of Perciformes fish of the family Haemulidae
An infantry soldier

Verb

  1. Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts.
  2. Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts.

Translations

Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts
Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts

Swedish

Adjective

grunt
  1. See grund

Adverb

grunt
  1. Regular adverb construction of grund

Extensive Definition

Grunt may refer to:
  • a deep guttural sound, sometimes used by tennis players
  • slang for an infantryman
  • A character in the G.I. Joe universe who is, in fact, an infantryman. See Grunt (G.I. Joe).
  • "The Grunt", a 1970 instrumental recording by The J.B.'s
  • the fantasy novel Grunts, see Grunts (novel).
  • fishes in the family Haemulidae called grunts , see Haemulidae.
  • the death metal singing style, see Death grunt.
  • the class Grunt in Conkers bad fur day (N64) & Conker: Live and reloaded (xbox) , see Grunt (Conker).
  • a Covenant enemy in Halo: Combat Evolved'' (see Grunt (Halo).)
  • a dessert comprised of stewed or baked fruit covered with a rolled biscuit or cookie dough and baked. Certain grunts called "slumps" are similarly made but inverted before serving, so that the crust is on the bottom.
  • a Warcraft orcish warrior.
  • the simplest unit in the video game Z_(computer_game)
  • Gruntz a puzzle/strategy game.
  • a type of fish the Grunt-fish
  • Grunt RX-10 - a sci-fi project and book, a Matrix parody Grunt_RX-10
  • a huffled angry sound.

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