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raunchy

[ rawn-chee, rahn- ]
/ ˈrɔn tʃi, ˈrɑn- /
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adjective, raun·chi·er, raun·chi·est.Informal.
vulgar or smutty; crude; earthy; obscene: a raunchy joke.
dirty; slovenly; grubby.
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Origin of raunchy

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM raunchy

raun·chi·ly, adverbraun·chi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for raunchy

raunchy
/ (ˈrɔːntʃɪ) /

adjective -chier or -chiest slang
openly sexual; lusty; earthy
mainly US slovenly or untidy

Derived forms of raunchy

raunchily, adverbraunchiness, noun

Word Origin for raunchy

C20: of unknown origin
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