adjective, raun·chi·er, raun·chi·est. Informal.
Origin of raunchy
Examples from the Web for raunchy
It was fearless and raunchy and fun and ridiculous and weird and feminist and powerful.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she gave that all up to focus on her own art—her raunchy, thought-provoking rap lyrics.
Miley Cyrus morphed from cherub-faced Disney tween into raunchy twerker.
And that, in the end, is why this great raucous, raunchy, wonderfully readable novel is, really, quite unforgettable.Newsweek Takedown From Beyond the Grave: Michael Hastings’s Fiction Tells the Truth|Christopher Dickey|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The perfect amount of raunchy shock value to color a guffaw with a gasp.
British Dictionary definitions for raunchy
adjective -chier or -chiest slang
Word Origin for raunchy
Word Origin and History for raunchy
1939, "clumsy, careless, sloppy," U.S. Army Air Corps slang, of unknown origin. Origins among cadets in Texas suggest possible connection to Mexican Spanish rancho (see ranch (n.)), which had connotations of animal filth by 1864. Sense of "coarse, vulgar, smutty" is from 1967. Related: Raunchiness.