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raunch

[ rawnch, rahnch ]
/ rɔntʃ, rɑntʃ /
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noun Informal.

smuttiness or vulgarity; crudeness; obscenity: porno magazines and other purveyors of raunch.
slovenliness; grubbiness.
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
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British Dictionary definitions for raunch

raunch
/ (rɔːntʃ) /

noun slang

lack of polish or refinement; crudeness
mainly US slovenliness or untidiness
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