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thigh

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noun \ˈthī\

Simple Definition of thigh

  • : the part of your leg that is above the knee

  • : the side part of the leg of a bird

Full Definition of thigh

  1. 1a :  the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the kneeb :  the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscuredc :  the femur of an insect

  2. 2 :  something resembling or covering a thigh

thighed play \ˈthīd\ adjective

Origin of thigh

Middle English, from Old English thēoh; akin to Old High German dioh thigh, Lithuanian taukai, plural, fat


First Known Use: before 12th century


THIGH Defined for Kids

thigh

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noun \ˈthī\

Definition of thigh

  1. :  the part of a leg between the hip and the knee




Medical Dictionary

thigh

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noun \ˈthī\

Medical Definition of thigh

  1. 1:  the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the knee and supported by a single large bone—compare femur 1

  2. 2:  the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscured

  3. 3:  the femur of an insect




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