Runty vs Runny - What's the difference?

runty | runny |


As adjectives the difference between runty and runny

is that runty is having the characteristics of a runt while runny is fluid; capable of flowing.

runty

English

Adjective

(head)
  • having the characteristics of a runt
  • * 1965 , June 17, “Love—and Death—in the African Night”, The Times
  • From the light above us thin shadows flickered and a runty little image of the defiance in front of me fell on to the table. [...] The little runt was still singed and groggy [...]
  • * 1969 , October 4, Roy Hay, “Peaches and Plums”, The Times
  • Only later did I discover that a runty old almond tree, hidden behind a laburnum, riddled with peach leaf curl, [...]
  • diminutive
  • runny

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • fluid; capable of flowing
  • runny honey
  • liable to run or drip
  • a runny nose

    Derived terms

    * runniness