- 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 thighs
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One bite too many, and I could look down and practically see my thighs expanding before my eyes.
And part reading too much about Gwyneth Paltrow's cleanses, as though if I deny myself enough I will get her thighs.
Deep Squat—For most squats you want to get your thighs parallel with the ground but for a deep squat you go ALL the way down.Squats: The Absolutely Incredible Secret to Staying in Shape|Ari Meisel|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs.Robyn Lawley: Why The Dangerous “Thigh Gap” Trend Makes Me Mad|Robyn Lawley|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its hind legs were very short, thick like tree-trunks, grotesquely bowed; and its thighs like buttresses.In the Morning of Time|Charles G. D. Roberts
The feathers on their thighs are round like shells at the end, and being there very thick, have an agreeable effect.Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
His complaint wuz that he felt something run up his legs ter his thighs.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
That man in a doublet, that pretty youth with his roulades, who showed his thighs and displayed his voice, displeased him.Strong as Death|Guy de Maupassant
Mrs. Ericson adjusted her polaroid glasses and waved her rickshaw boy into his harness, where his thighs tensed for the long haul.The Mating of the Moons|Kenneth O'Hara
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."