What does Grunt mean?

A slang name for Marine or Army infantrymen. Its origin began during the WWII, and some joke it's an acronym that means "General Replacement Unit, Not Trained,"


Other definitions of Grunt:

  • A deep or guttural noise that is uttered during hard labor.
  • A berry cobbler-like dish served in the American East coast as dessert.
  • A low-rank, unskilled soldier or other worker who is given labor that is not mentally challenging.

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How to use the term

  • We'll get some grunts to dig a latrine pit so we can get established.

  • I heard you grunt really loud when you were digging that pit.

  • A blackberry grunt with some ice cream sounds lovely.


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