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Definition of the noun grunt

What does grunt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: grunts

  1. the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of grunt: oink
    • more generic word: noise = sound of any kind
  2. an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    • examples: infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts | he went from grunt to chairman in six years
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic term: unskilled person = a person who lacks technical training
  3. medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught

Alternative definition of the noun grunt


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

Definition of the verb grunt

What does grunt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: grunted | grunting | grunts

  1. issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

Alternative definition of the verb grunt


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


  1. Grunt is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is an infantryman with the G.I. Joe Team and debuted in 1982.
  2. Grunt is a fictional character from the 1983 film Flashdance.
  3. Grunt is a fictional character from the 2002 film 100 Days in the Jungle.
  4. Grunt is a fictional character from the 1988 film Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School.
  5. Grunt is a fictional character from the book Moll Flanders, appearing in several related movies.
  6. Grunt is a fictional character from the 2006 film Rescue Dawn.
  7. Grunt is a fictional character from the 1999 film Bringing Out the Dead.


"Grunt" is a book by Sandra Boynton.

  • genres: Music, Humour
  • subjects: Music, Literature, Humour, Animal


  1. "Grunt" a.k.a. "Grunt!" is a musical album of The Porkers.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  2. "Grunt" is a composition.


Grunt is a musical group.

  • members:
  • albums: "Europe After Storm", "Someone Is Watching", "Terror & Degeneration", "On the Edge of Cultural Apocalypse", "Seer of Decay", "Documentation: Live Assaults Around Europe 2005-2008", "Nausea of Humanity", "St. Bartholomew's Day", "Valkoinen Kuolema - Belyi Smertz", "Petturien rooli", "World Draped in a Camouflage"
  • official website:


  1. Grunt: Grunt: The Game of Tactical Level Combat in Vietnam was a tactical level board wargame designed by John Young and released by Simulations Publications, Inc. as part of issue #26 of Strategy & Tactics in 1971.
  2. Grunt is a website.

Phrases with Grunt

Phrases starting with the word Grunt:

  1. Grunt Work
  2. grunt-hoot

Phrases ending with the word Grunt:

  1. Sand Grunt
  2. Armed Grunt
  3. Black Grunt
  4. Burro Grunt
  5. Latin Grunt
  6. White Grunt
  7. Barred Grunt
  8. Bigeye Grunt
  9. Brassy Grunt
  10. Caesar Grunt
  11. Cortez Grunt
  12. French Grunt
  13. Indian Grunt
  14. Silver Grunt
  15. African Grunt
  16. Burrito Grunt
  17. Carruco Grunt
  18. Graybar Grunt

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Grunt

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Google previewThe Naked Ape (2010)

A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris

Basically the situation is the same, then, but the soft play—grunt is a puny signal when compared with our own vigorous, full-blooded laughter. As chimpanzees grow, the significance of the play signal dwindles even more, whereas ours ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

GRUNT. A very old colonial dessert made with berries and a dough steamedin a kettle. InNew England, the term(which dates inprint to 1896) is often synonymous withthe more widely used term slump. A grunt is also an Americanfish of the ...

Google previewLexicon of the Mouth (2014)

Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary by Brandon LaBelle

Grunt,. Sigh,. Yawn. Speech and voicing are inextricably connected to breath and breathing; the respiratory movements of inhaling and exhaling are the very operations enabling voice to sound. Yet these operations also figure in the lexicon of ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... Abriged from the 4. Ed (1818)

by John Jamieson

To grunt. Ruddiman. 2. To grumble, S. B. Douglas. O. Fr. gronch-er, id. GROUNDIE-SW ALLOW, s. Groundsel, S. GROUNDS, Refuse of flax, Loth. GROZLIN, part. adj. Breathing with difficulty through the nose, Fife. GRU, s. The crane.

Google previewChambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1900)

by Andrew Findlater

Growl Iliad, to grunt,_ llos, a ig:fromthe sound. ee Grudge and tlidnt] p Growl, growl, n. a murmuring, snarling sound, as of an angry dog. Growth, groth, n. a growing.' gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product.

Google previewThe Cabinet dictionary of the English language (1874)

Grunt blingly, (grnm'bling-le) adv. In a complaining, discontented manner.

Google previewSomali-English and English-Somali dictionary

by Е. de Larajasse

(grunt) gunna,grunting, n., (of a camel) 'abtid, _ki guard, n., ker jir,- ki, kol' jog, _gi, ilalo,_adi; aar., ilali, guess, n., (conjecture) malais,ki; oir., malai, gare. guest, n., abban,_ki,ma1'ti,_di. guide, a., abban,_ki, jill. таи. guile (see ...

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Quotes about Grunt

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. (William Osler)
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Scrabble value of G2R1U1N1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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