noun Etymology: back-formation from raunchy Date: 1964 vulgarity, lewdness

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  • Raunch — (r[add]nch), v. t. See {Ranch}. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raunch — (n.) 1964, back formation from RAUNCHY (Cf. raunchy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • raunch — ☆ raunch [rônch, ränch ] n. [< RAUNCHY] Slang 1. a raunchy quality 2. raunchy things …   English World dictionary

  • raunch — Ranch Ranch (r[a^]nch), v. t. [Written also {raunch}.] [Cf. {Wrench}.] To wrench; to tear; to sprain; to injure by violent straining or contortion. [R.] Dryden. Hasting to raunch the arrow out. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raunch — /rawnch, rahnch/, n. Informal. 1. smuttiness or vulgarity; crudeness; obscenity: porno magazines and other purveyors of raunch. 2. slovenliness; grubbiness. 3. an earthy, raw musical style derived from blues and gospel: a singer who can go easily …   Universalium

  • raunch — (rônch, rӓnch), n. 1) cvb inf smuttiness; vulgarity 2) using or characterized by raunch; vulgar: raunch radio[/ex] • Etymology: 1955–60, amer.; back formation from raunchy …   From formal English to slang

  • raunch — /rɔntʃ/ (say rawnch) Colloquial –noun 1. sexually provocative behaviour of an explicit kind: * I m obsessed with strippers, Bijou Phillips announces, Obsessed with the clothes, the darkness, the raunch –aap news, 2000. –adjective 2. sexually… …   Australian English dictionary

  • raunch — noun a) Low class condition or content; inferiority; inadequacy; b) Dishonorable, base, and vulgar expression …   Wiktionary

  • raunch — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Slang. The quality or state of being obscene: bawdiness, coarseness, dirtiness, filthiness, foulness, grossness, lewdness, obscenity, profaneness, profanity, scurrility, scurrilousness, smut tiness, vulgarity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • raunch — n. vulgarity, quality of being vulgar; sexual explicitness; lewdness, indecency, obscenity …   English contemporary dictionary

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