raunch

[ rawnch, rahnch ]
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nounInformal.
  1. smuttiness or vulgarity; crudeness; obscenity: porno magazines and other purveyors of raunch.

  2. slovenliness; grubbiness.

  1. an earthy, raw musical style derived from blues and gospel: a singer who can go easily from raunch to rock.

Origin of raunch

1
1960–65, Americanism; back formation from raunchy

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British Dictionary definitions for raunch

raunch

/ (rɔːntʃ) /


nounslang
  1. lack of polish or refinement; crudeness

  2. mainly US slovenliness or untidiness

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