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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Runt  \Runt\,  n.  [Written  also  {rant}.]  [Scot.  runt  an  old  cow, 
  an  old  withered  woman,  a  hardened  stem  or  stalk,  the  trunk 
  of  a  tree;  cf  D.  rund  a  bullock,  an  ox  or  cow,  G.  rind.  Cf 
  {Rother},  a.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  animal  which  is  unusually  small  as 
  compared  with  others  of  its  kind  --  applied  particularly 
  to  domestic  animals. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  variety  of  domestic  pigeon,  related  to  the 
  barb  and  carrier. 
  3.  A  dwarf;  also  a  mean  despicable,  boorish  person;  --  used 
  Before  I  buy  a  bargain  of  such  runts,  I'll  buy  a 
  college  for  bears,  and  live  among  'em.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  4.  The  dead  stump  of  a  tree;  also  the  stem  of  a  plant.  [Obs. 
  or  Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
  Neither  young  poles  nor  old  runts  are  durable. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  disparaging  terms  for  small  people  [syn:  {shrimp},  {peewee}, 

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