raunchy

adjective raun·chy \ ˈrȯn-chē , ˈrän- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of raunchy

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

raunchily

play \ˈrȯn-chə-lē, ˈrän-\ adverb

raunchiness

play \ˈrȯn-chē-nəs, ˈrän-\ noun

Examples of raunchy in a Sentence

  1. inappropriately used office e-mail for an exchange of raunchy jokes

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Origin and Etymology of raunchy

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RAUNCHY Defined for English Language Learners

raunchy

adjective

Definition of raunchy for English Language Learners

  • : dealing with or suggesting sex in a way that is somewhat shocking

  • : very dirty, smelly, etc.



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