vulgar or smutty; crude; earthy; obscene: a raunchy joke.
dirty; slovenly; grubby.
- raun·chi·ly, adverb
- raun·chi·ness, noun
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How to use raunchy in a sentence
Plus, Harlem comes from Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver, so you know it delivers raunchy, laugh-out-loud comic set pieces and characters that pop off the screen.5 Great New December 2021 TV Shows to Binge Over the Holidays | Judy Berman | December 23, 2021 | Time
That might be sad for some fans who wanted to see Hardy’s manic iteration of Brock and his raunchy, brain-eating symbiote finally come face to face with Holland’s Peter Parker.Spider-Man: No Way Home’s two credits scenes feature a villain, a hero, and a broken multiverse | Alex Abad-Santos | December 17, 2021 | Vox
The fish-out-of-water circumstances are used as a prism to examine sensitive topics ranging from gun violence to sexuality and gender identity with a healthy dose of real, raunchy comedy.
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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 | THE DAILY BEAST
For such songs, she pairs raunchy lyrics with vivid imagery.
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.La Roux Discusses New Album ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ the 5-Year Gap, and Embracing Her Androgyny | Marlow Stern | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for raunchy
openly sexual; lusty; earthy
mainly US slovenly or untidy
- raunchily, adverb
- raunchiness, noun
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