thigh

noun
\ ˈthī How to pronounce thigh (audio) \

Definition of thigh

1a : the proximal segment of the vertebrate hind or lower limb extending from the hip to the knee
b : the segment of the leg immediately distal to the thigh in a bird or in a quadruped in which the true thigh is obscured
c : the femur of an insect
2 : something resembling or covering a thigh

Other Words from thigh

thighed \ ˈthīd How to pronounce thigh (audio) \ adjective

Examples of thigh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rapper posed in a pair of glittering fishnet stockings that hit the mid-thigh. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 6 Aug. 2022 That’s 1 rep; do 5, blasting your glutes and inner thigh muscles and building the athleticism to move quickly from side to side. Deventri Jordan, Men's Health, 5 Aug. 2022 Brandon Stephens, who has been out since Tuesday, and wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who has not practiced since suffering a thigh bruise at M&T Bank Stadium last weekend. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 5 Aug. 2022 So at the Superette, residents can buy just one chicken thigh, two potato rolls, or four leaves of collard greens. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2022 The bison then made its move, its horn piercing all the way through Mia's thigh. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 The unassisted brakes require some thigh but do their job readily. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 30 July 2022 He was bitten on both forearms, the thigh and calf before the owner and kids were able to get the dog back inside of the home. John Benson, cleveland, 26 July 2022 The other man had injuries to his hand and upper thigh. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 23 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thigh

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for thigh

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

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The first known use of thigh was before the 12th century

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9 Aug 2022

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“Thigh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thigh. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for thigh

thigh

noun
\ ˈthī How to pronounce thigh (audio) \

Kids Definition of thigh

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

thigh

noun
\ ˈthī How to pronounce thigh (audio) \

Medical Definition of thigh

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 sense 1
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 : the femur of an insect

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