runtiness

runty

[ruhn-tee]
adjective, runtier, runtiest.
stunted; dwarfish: The runty puppy seems the most playful of the litter.

Origin:
1800–10; runt + -y1

runtiness, noun
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runt (rʌnt)
 
n
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]
 
'runtish
 
adj
 
'runty
 
adj
 
'runtiness
 
n

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