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Runt vs. Shrimp

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Runtnoun

The smallest animal of a litter.

Shrimpnoun

Any of many swimming, often edible crustaceans, chiefly of the infraorder Caridea or the suborder Dendrobranchiata, with slender legs, long whiskers and a long abdomen.

Runtnoun

(by extension) The smallest child in the family.

‘the runt of the family’;

Shrimpnoun

(uncountable) The flesh of such crustaceans.

Runtnoun

Undersized or stunted plant, animal or person.

Shrimpnoun

(slang) A small, puny or unimportant person.

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Runtnoun

(slang) An uninfluential or unimportant person; a nobody.

Shrimpverb

(intransitive) To fish for shrimp.

Runtnoun

(networking) An Ethernet packet that does not meet the medium's minimum packet size of 64 bytes.

Shrimpverb

To contract; to shrink.

Runtnoun

(typography) A single word (or portion of a hyphenated word) that appears as the last line of a paragraph.

Shrimpverb

To contract; to shrink.

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Runtnoun

A breed of pigeon related to the carrier pigeon.

Shrimpnoun

Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.

Runtnoun

A hardened stem or stalk of a plant.

Shrimpnoun

Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; - in contempt.

‘This weak and writhled shrimp.’;

Runtnoun

A bow.

Shrimpnoun

disparaging terms for small people

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Runtnoun

Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; - applied particularly to domestic animals.

Shrimpnoun

any of various edible decapod crustaceans

Runtnoun

A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.

Shrimpnoun

small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible

Runtnoun

A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; - used opprobriously.

‘Before I buy a bargain of such runts,I'll buy a college for bears, and live among 'em.’;

Shrimpverb

fish for shrimp

Runtnoun

The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant.

‘Neither young poles nor old runts are durable.’;

Shrimp

Shrimp are decapod crustaceans with elongated bodies and a primarily swimming mode of locomotion – most commonly Caridea and Dendrobranchiata. More narrow definitions may be restricted to Caridea, to smaller species of either group or to only the marine species.

Runtnoun

disparaging terms for small people

Runt

In a group of animals (usually a litter of animals born in multiple births), a runt is a member which is significantly smaller or weaker than the others. Owing to its small size, a runt in a litter faces obvious disadvantage, including difficulties in competing with its siblings for survival and possible rejection by its mother.

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