adjective, runtier, runtiest.
stunted; dwarfish: The runty puppy seems the most playful of the litter.

1800–10; runt + -y1

runtiness, noun Unabridged
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runt (rʌnt)
1.  the smallest and weakest young animal in a litter, esp the smallest piglet in a litter
2.  derogatory an undersized or inferior person
3.  a large pigeon, originally bred for eating
[C16: origin unknown]

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What it doesn't want is for its runty opponent to be allowed to use illegal holds, low blows and hidden weapons.
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