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runty

[ruhn-tee] /ˈrʌn ti/
adjective, runtier, runtiest.
1.
stunted; dwarfish:
The runty puppy seems the most playful of the litter.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; runt + -y1
Related forms
runtiness, noun
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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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