Stanley Crouch on the lacy French Open outfit that rocked the tennis world—and the culture of raunch it came out of.
1963 (in "Billboard," describing lead guitar on surf music tracks), back-formation from raunchy. There was a singing group in U.S. c.1960 called the Raunch Hands.
Vulgarity; smut; porn: No obscenities in Glen's Bar. Too tired for raunch/ the latest batch of 8mm raunch (1964+)
To do the sex act with or to; screw: just because she's raunched a few law students (1970s+)
[back formation fr raunchy]