- the true femoral region that is hidden by the skin or feathers of the body.
- the segment below, containing the fibula and tibia.
Origin of thigh
Examples from the Web for thigh
One guy took a horn in the thigh, suffering a baseball-sized contusion.
A "thigh gap" and/or "bikini bridge" are practically a free ticket to nakedville.Hate Lena Dunham's Naked Body On 'Girls?' Show Us Yours|Caitlin Dickson, Abby Haglage|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet while the thigh gap was a very real body image issue, the bikini bridge may not be.
Isn't it hard enough dealing with the thigh gap, exposed collar bones, and skinny arm trends?
At first he didn't get the joke, but then he was slapping his thigh, poking his finger at his photographer.The Man Who Photographed the 20th Century’s Greatest Icons|Chantel Tattoli|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The wound was in the thigh of the chief, and it now broke out afresh, as if in punishment for the crime he had committed.Deerfoot in The Mountains|Edward S. Ellis
Scales of iron defended the shin and the thigh, sometimes the lower arm as well.Poitiers|Hilaire Belloc
Lieutenant Somers of the marines is more badly hurt, a spear having gone through the thigh.Among Malay Pirates|G. A. Henty
He had a long reach, and whenever he tried to bite Glen's thigh he had to pull his legs back quickly.The Sweep Winner|Nat Gould
When they heard how my mother went back to the inn, Doctor Livesey fairly slapped his thigh, and the squire cried "Bravo!"Treasure Island|Robert Louis Stevenson
Word Origin for thigh
Old English þeoh, þeh, from Proto-Germanic *theukhom (cf. Old Frisian thiach, Old Dutch thio, Dutch dij, Old Norse þjo, Old High German dioh), from PIE *teuk- from root *teu- "to swell" (cf. Lithuanian taukas, Old Church Slavonic tuku, Russian tuku "fat of animals;" Lithuanian tukti "to become fat;" Greek tylos "callus, lump," tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb;" Old Irish ton "rump;" Latin tumere "to swell," tumulus "raised heap of earth," tumor "a swelling;" Middle Irish tomm "a small hill," Welsh tom "mound"). Thus thigh is literally "the thick or fat part of the leg."