[ rawnch, rahnch ]
/ rɔntʃ, rɑntʃ /
smuttiness or vulgarity; crudeness; obscenity: porno magazines and other purveyors of raunch.
an earthy, raw musical style derived from blues and gospel: a singer who can go easily from raunch to rock.
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Origin of raunch
1960–65, Americanism; back formation from raunchy
Words nearby raunch
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Example sentences from the Web for raunch
Stanley Crouch on the lacy French Open outfit that rocked the tennis world—and the culture of raunch it came out of.
British Dictionary definitions for raunch
/ (rɔːntʃ) /
lack of polish or refinement; crudeness
mainly US slovenliness or untidiness
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