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v. grunt·ed, grunt·ing, grunts
1. To utter a deep guttural sound, as a hog does.
2. To utter a sound similar to a grunt, as in disgust.
To utter or express with a deep guttural sound: He merely grunted his approval.
1. A deep guttural sound.
2. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Haemulidae that produce a grunting sound by rubbing together their pharyngeal teeth.
3. Slang An infantryman in the US military, especially in the Vietnam War: "They were called grunts....They were the infantrymen, the foot soldiers of the war" (Bernard Edelman).
4. Slang One who performs routine or mundane tasks.
5. New England A dessert made by stewing fruit topped with pieces of biscuit dough, which steam as the fruit cooks. Also called slump.

[Middle English grunten, from Old English grunnettan; probably akin to grunnian, to make a loud noise, grunt, of imitative origin.]

grunt′er n.
grunt′ing·ly adv.


1. a person or animal that grunts, esp a pig
2. (Animals) another name for grunt4
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grunter - a person who grunts
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.grunter - domestic swinegrunter - domestic swine      
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
porker - a pig fattened to provide meat
trotter - foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
porc, pork - meat from a domestic hog or pig
lard - soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog
References in classic literature ?
Uncle Venner's pig was fed entirely, and kept in prime order, on these eleemosynary contributions; insomuch that the patched philosopher used to promise that, before retiring to his farm, he would make a feast of the portly grunter, and invite all his neighbors to partake of the joints and spare-ribs which they had helped to fatten.
That foxey old grunter and grinder, sir, turns into the yard this morning, to meddle with our property, a menial tool of his own, a young man by the name of Sloppy.
Then the woman has not a cloven hoof for her dairy, or her loom, and I believe even the grunters, foot sore as they be, are ploughing the prairie.
The Rubline Grunter Call ($20) from Hunter's Specialties also gives you the ability to coax-in distant bucks thanks to its quiet flexible tube, which allows you to easily alter calling directions and dupe even the wariest of Booners.
The Slam Talker from Hunter's Specialties was a highly successful deer call last year, so the company certainly had the momentum in its favor when designing the new Rubline Grunter call ($19.
made Rubline Grunter features a custom maple barrel and a quiet, flexible tube with flared end for a secure grip and "Type A" control.
We had the very friendly Kath looking after us (her multi-coloured nails were brilliant) who suggested drinks and meal offers without being pushy or too eager to please (the latter can sometimes be worse than having a monosyllabic grunter serving you).
The Pig Stick Hog Grunter features a laminated wood barrel, flexible enhancer and produces deep hog grunts.
My schooldays were spent avoiding a psychotic pair of bullies who delighted in the names Pussy (I think the monicker was ironic) Mason and Grunter Arrowsmith (his name was most certainly not).
Spotted grunter Pomadasys commersonnii is an important fish species in Nigerian waters.
Under the benchmark test, the higher the score means the grunter the chip is.
Nowadays it's either a secret puffer next door (for except on aircraft loos seldom have smoke detectors and they are a refuge for most office smokers) or there's Billy Bunter the grunter, puffing and panting.