- rut [ rʌt ] noun1. ) count usually singular a situation that is boring and difficult to change:be (stuck) in a rut: If you're in a rut, change jobs.2. ) count a deep narrow mark in the ground made by a wheel:I had to walk in frozen ruts in the snow.3. ) uncount the time of the year when some male animals are sexually active:in rut: the sound of stags in rut
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.