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Definition of grunt:

  1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
  2. Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt ( A. Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt ( H. aurolineatus), of the Southern United States; -- also applied to allied species of the genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; -- so called from the noise it makes when taken.
  3. To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound.

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plugger, click, airman, croak, babble, laborer, worker, fizz, muttering, sounds, murmur, peon, murmuring, drudge, applause, slavey, let loose, toiler, boo, airwoman, find fault, emit, happy, let out, cheer, drudger, clock-watcher, crew, groan, drone, commando, Bronx cheer, dogsbody, putter, grub, grubber, grunting, cannon fodder, mutter, bombardier, clap, slogger, grumble, applaud, pencil pusher, workhorse, foot soldier, utter, oink, hiss, pink-collar, repine, squeak, buzz, Green Beret, remonstrate, brrr, moan, flunky, grenadier, complain, fag, GI, catcall, baa, bottom feeder, gurgle.

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