raunchy
adjective (raunchier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1939 1. slovenly, dirty <
a raunchy panhandler
>
; also very smelly <
raunchy sneakers
>
2. obscene, smutty <
raunchy jokes
>
raunchily adverbraunchiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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