1. [ verb ] issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

"He grunted his reluctant approval"

Related terms: utter
2. [ noun ] the short low gruff noise of the kind made by pigs
Related terms: noise
3. [ noun ] an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker

"infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts" "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"

Related terms: unskilled_person
4. [ noun ] (zoology) medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter a grunting sound when caught
Related terms: percoid_fish Spanish_grunt porkfish tomtate cottonwick sailor's-choice margate pompon pigfish Haemulidae
Similar spelling:   gruntle