grunt vs oink what difference

what is difference between grunt and oink

English

Etymology

From Middle English grunten, from Old English grunnettan (to grunt), from Proto-Germanic *grunnatjaną (to grunt), frequentative of Proto-Germanic *grunnōną (to grunt), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrun- (to shout).

Cognate with German grunzen (to grunt), Danish grynte (to grunt). The noun senses are all instances of zero derivation from the verb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹʌnt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnt

Noun

grunt (plural grunts)

  1. A short snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.
  2. The snorting cry of a pig.
  3. Any fish of the perciform family Haemulidae.
  4. A person who does ordinary and boring work.
    Synonyms: gofer, lackey, peon
  5. (US, military slang) An infantry soldier.
    Coordinate term: pogue
  6. (slang) The amount of power of which a vehicle is capable.
    • 1992, Autocar & Motor (volume 192, page 61)
      The engine might not possess quite as much grunt as the later 24v six, but it delivers invigorating performance []
    • 2006, Torque (February 2006, page 56)
      With this much grunt, it is surprising that the engine is relatively quiet.
  7. (Canada, US) A dessert of steamed berries and dough, usually blueberries; blueberry grunt.
    Synonyms: fungy, fungee

Derived terms

  • grunt boy
  • grunt-level
  • grunt level
  • grunt work

Translations

Verb

grunt (third-person singular simple present grunts, present participle grunting, simple past and past participle grunted)

  1. (intransitive, of a person) To make a grunt or grunts.
  2. (intransitive, of a pig) To make a grunt or grunts.
  3. (intransitive, Britain, slang) To break wind; to fart.

See also

The frequentative form gruntle.

Translations

References


Middle English

Verb

grunt

  1. Alternative form of grunten

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

grunt

  1. neuter singular of grunn

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

grunt

  1. neuter singular of grunn

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *grunduz.

Noun

grunt m

  1. ground

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: gront
    • Dutch: grond

Further reading

  • “grunt”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *grunduz.

Noun

grunt m

  1. ground
  2. root
  3. hollow

Declension

Derived terms

  • gruntfrost

Descendants

  • Middle High German: grunt
    • Cimbrian: grund, grumf (< with epenthetic -f- *grumfþuz)
    • German: Grund
    • Luxembourgish: Grond
    • Polish: grunt
      • Ukrainian: ґрунт (grunt)
    • Russian: грунт (grunt)
      • Serbo-Croatian: грунт
    • Yiddish: גרונט(grunt)

References

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from German Grund.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrunt/

Noun

grunt m inan

  1. (construction, geology) soil
  2. ground (the bottom of a body of water)

Declension

Derived terms

  • gruntowność
  • gruntowy
  • gruntowny
  • gruntownie

Further reading

  • grunt in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • grunt in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowed from German Grund.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrûnt/

Noun

grȕnt m (Cyrillic spelling гру̏нт)

  1. (regional) plot of land, lot

Declension


Swedish

Adjective

grunt

  1. absolute indefinite neuter singular of grund.

Adverb

grunt

  1. shallowly


English

Etymology

Imitative of the sound.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔɪŋk/

Interjection

oink

  1. Representing the sound made by a pig.
  2. Drawing attention to male chauvinism (from the term male chauvinist pig).
    • 2003, Robert N. Mansfield, Randy Maas, The Assassin: Attack on America
      “The tub is too small!” “Then, I’ll go first and you’ll have to wait!” “Chauvinist pig!” “Oink, oink!”

Translations

Noun

oink (plural oinks)

  1. The sound made by a pig, or an imitation thereof.
    The protesters replied to the police officers’ demands with a chorus of oinks.

Synonyms

  • grunt

Translations

Verb

oink (third-person singular simple present oinks, present participle oinking, simple past and past participle oinked)

  1. (intransitive) Of a pig or in imitation thereof, to make its characteristic sound.
    The hogs oinked happily in their pen as the farmer poured slop in their feeding trough.

Synonyms

  • grunt

Translations

See also

  • grunt
  • squeal

Anagrams

  • ikon, kino

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