- stuntstunt1 [stunt]vt.[< dial., short and thick, stunted < ME, dull, stupid (with sense infl. by ON stuttr, short) < OE < IE * (s)teud- < base * (s)teu-, to strike > STOCK]1. to check the growth or development of; dwarf2. to hinder (growth or development)n.1. the act or process of stunting or dwarfing2. a stunted creature or thing3. any of various plant diseases causing stunting☆ stunt2 [stunt ]n.[< ?]1. a display of skill or daring; feat; trick2. something done for a thrill, to attract attention, etc.☆ 3. Football any of various maneuvers involving different sets of defensive players, usually used to confuse the blockers while blitzing the quarterbackvi.to perform a stunt or stunts
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.