ˈrȯnch How to pronounce raunch (audio)

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 Streaming on Prime from March 7, the movie might tap into the nostalgia of audiences raised on the Farrelly brand of goofy raunch, gross-out laughs, slapstick, escalating chaos and sticky sentiment. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2024 The art of the time was marked by both raunch and fear, wild abandon and anxious suspicion. The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2024 But where No Hard Feelings dipped a toe into raunch, Joy Ride cannonballs straight in. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 6 July 2023 The show had its moments of raunch and spectacle, including topless dancers, multiple costume changes, aerial stunts and more. Melody Chiu, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 In typical trap fashion, which revels in the pleasures of excess, the Puerto Rican trap star manages to maneuver the juxtaposition of raunch, vulnerability and desire across a dozen tracks. Ingrid Fajardo, Billboard, 27 Oct. 2023 But with the raunch, I’m shocked by how much of my family has gone to see it. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 17 July 2023 The homemade tapes sold on East Oakland drug corners, the trunk-rattling raunch, the grass-roots rise: All of this is as central to rap history as anything that ever happened in New York. Tom Breihan, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2023 What was your relationship with raunch comedy going into this? Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 June 2023

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Word History


back-formation from raunchy

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of raunch was in 1957

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“Raunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raunch. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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