Definition of grunt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    grunt

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡrʌnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌnt//
     
     
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  1. 1a short, low sound made by a person or an animal (especially a pig) to give a grunt of effort/pain
  2. 2(North American English, informal) a worker who does boring tasks for low pay
  3. 3(North American English, informal) a soldier of low rank
  4. Word Origin Old English grunnettan, of Germanic origin and related to German grunzen; probably originally imitative.Extra examples He lifted the heavy box with a grunt. a grunt of pain With a grunt of effort he lifted the cases.
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