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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.
We snorkel under a glistening waterfall, where rainbowfish, grunter, black catfish and archerfish swim, and refresh ourselves before spending the night in Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel in Jabiru which is, in keeping with the theme, shaped like a crocodile.
Among these, the most abundantly used species were herring, silver pomfret, elongated sole, sardine, mangrove red snapper, mullet, grunter, sea perch, long-rayed silver, black sea bream, hilsa, catfish, sting rays, grunts, Indian threadfin, jaw fish, cobia, croaker, sciaenid, Indian scads, oil sardine, Indian mackerels (Table I).
So far they've met seven times and Granollers, the loudest grunter on the men's tour, has already posted one victory, though he refused to say who he posted it to.
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.
cancellatus, taperoid grunter also locally known as "Pigek" and "Bulidao" are generally distributed in Sumatra eastward, Indonesia, New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Taiwan Province of China and Philippines [18,8].
Sperm motility of Sooty Grunter, Hephaestus fuliginosus (Macleay), and jungle perch, Kuhlia rupestris (Lacepede), in different salinities.
Spotted grunter Pomadasys commersonnii is an important fish species in Nigerian waters.