Grunt(grnt), n. 1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
(Zol.) Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Hmulon, 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
squirrel fish, and
grunter; -- so called from the noise it makes when taken.
3. A U. S. infantryman; -- used especially of those fighting in the war in Vietnam.
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