raunchy

adjective
raun·​chy | \ ˈrȯn-chē How to pronounce raunchy (audio) , ˈrän- \
raunchier; raunchiest

Definition of raunchy

1 : slovenly, dirty a raunchy panhandler also : very smelly raunchy sneakers
2 : obscene, smutty raunchy jokes

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Other Words from raunchy

raunchily \ ˈrȯn-​chə-​lē How to pronounce raunchily (audio) , ˈrän-​ \ adverb
raunchiness \ ˈrȯn-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce raunchiness (audio) , ˈrän-​ \ noun

Examples of raunchy in a Sentence

inappropriately used office e-mail for an exchange of raunchy jokes
Recent Examples on the Web The show becomes a thing that’s neither fish nor fowl, not quite erotic enough or funny enough to be a hot, raunchy rom-com, and not quite plausible enough to be truly thrilling. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, "Merritt Wever Is Too Good For Run," 20 Apr. 2020 So his touching and gleefully raunchy film is a plausible path away from that. Peter Lawrence Kane, SFChronicle.com, "Leo Herrera’s film “Fathers” asks: What if AIDS never touched San Francisco?," 26 Feb. 2020 Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. BostonGlobe.com, "COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died . He was 79.," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. Washington Post, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. BostonGlobe.com, "COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died . He was 79.," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. Washington Post, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. BostonGlobe.com, "COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died . He was 79.," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone. Washington Post, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of raunchy

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for raunchy

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“Raunchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raunchy. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for raunchy

raunchy

adjective
How to pronounce raunchy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of raunchy

informal
: dealing with or suggesting sex in a way that is somewhat shocking
US, disapproving : very dirty, smelly, etc.

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