Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young hog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A young hog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A young pig.

Etymologies

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grunt +‎ -ling?

Examples

  • “You just want the sow yourself, you greasy gruntling,” the soldier said, crowding next to us.

    Wildfire

  • “You just want the sow yourself, you greasy gruntling,” the soldier said, crowding next to us.

    Wildfire

  • “You just want the sow yourself, you greasy gruntling,” the soldier said, crowding next to us.

    Wildfire

  • And this I did, and had six hours more beside the pool; and once was wakened somewhat by the gruntling and bubbling noise of the water, that was made as the pool did fill time and again.

    The Night Land

  • "My sweet librarian gruntling, was that an attempt at sophistication?"

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • Like a great primeval monster in the lamplit darkness, growling and gruntling along, a huge, fantastic tortoise — like an embodiment of inexorable power.

    Swan Song

  • The Oxford English Dictionary defines gruntle as “to grumble, murmur, complain,” and cites a 1589 sermon by Robert Bruce: “It becomes us not to have our hearts here gruntling upon this earth.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Somewhere I read that the word less metaphorically applied described happy pigs rooting and eating, gruntling contentedly, and “disgruntled” was formed against that.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The Oxford English Dictionary defines gruntle as “to grumble, murmur, complain,” and cites a 1589 sermon by Robert Bruce: “It becomes us not to have our hearts here gruntling upon this earth.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Somewhere I read that the word less metaphorically applied described happy pigs rooting and eating, gruntling contentedly, and “disgruntled” was formed against that.

    No Uncertain Terms

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  • a young pig

    February 26, 2008

  • This may be my new favorite word!

    February 26, 2008

  • Great minds think alike, trivet! *grunt grunt*. I am now officially in a good mood.

    February 26, 2008

  • But trivet, you'll hurt pronk's feelings. ;-)

    February 26, 2008