\ ˈrȯnch How to pronounce raunch (audio) , ˈränch \

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Examples of raunch in a Sentence

a movie full of raunch the sheer raunch of the movie earned it a NC-17 rating
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Luke, Trick Daddy, or his mentor Trina, Rozay doesn’t do unabashed raunch. Will Dukes, Rolling Stone, 13 Dec. 2021 But this was a nasty show, too, boldly evoking the raunch of American Pie-era youth. Darren Franich, EW.com, 6 Dec. 2021 Mikey is a vision of early-aughts raunch culture grown desperate in middle age, but his ugliness is always masked with a twinge of humor. Nate Jones, Vulture, 8 Nov. 2021 McCartney injected that elevated raunch into the French house that had been long known for flouncy romance and femininity. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2021 For all its raunch, the book is very much a study of trust. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2021 Megan and Cardi simply update ancient dirty-blues vulgarity, now common lingo for generations brought up on Internet raunch. Armond White, National Review, 14 Aug. 2020 But Coel also uses musical cues and flashbacks to nod to the early 2000s, when raunch culture was defining sexuality for a generation of women who are only now coming to terms with its consequences. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 7 June 2020 Take the all-quadrant pandering and formulas of old-school network TV, add in the messianism of a telethon, and swirl in some Reddit-friendly raunch and crassness, and set it all to hyperspeed. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of raunch

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raunch

back-formation from raunchy

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18 Dec 2021

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“Raunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raunch. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of raunch

: something that deals with or relates to sex in usually a shocking or offensive way

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