having little flesh, especially on a large-boned frame; gaunt.
Origin of rawboned
First recorded in 1585–95; raw
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Examples from the Web for raw-boned
Historical Examples of raw-boned
They had a mutual friend, a raw-boned youth she had met at Cambridge.
It was not a very fat mule, however, but raw-boned and gaunt as a Pyrenean wolf.
“You have a walk and cool yourself,” suggested the raw-boned lady.
They were raw-boned, seedy-looking lads, of from seventeen to twenty-two.
His new clothes fitted him better; he had lost that raw-boned look.
British Dictionary definitions for raw-boned
having a lean bony physique
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Word Origin and History for raw-boned
"having little flesh on the bones, gaunt," from raw (adj.) + bone (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.
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