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

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Other Words from thigh

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

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Do a squat by hinging at the hip, sending your hips back, and bending both knees until thighs are parallel to floor. SELF, "Bodyweight Cardio and Core," 28 Apr. 2019 High Knees Do for: 1 minute Do it: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, then bring one knee up so thigh is parallel to the ground. Emily Abbate, Esquire, "A 5-Step New Year's Workout Plan Any Guy Can Crush," 2 Jan. 2018 Despite Grace's severe condition, spokesmen for the palace continued to communicate that Grace was stable, although suffering from a broken thigh, collarbone, and ribs. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The True Story of Grace Kelly's Death, and Why Rumors Surrounding It Have Been So Persistent," 31 Mar. 2019 With 100 percent recycled nylon and waterproof design, this jacket from L.L. Bean is machine washable and falls to mid-thigh so more of you stays dry. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Rain Jackets for Keeping Dry," 8 Mar. 2019 In places snow drifts were mid-thigh level and our water bottles froze shut. Holly Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "When the Brooks family ventured to the Brooks Range for a summer adventure, winter reared its head," 1 July 2018 Just in time for winter, find our 17 favorite ways to wear thigh-high boots, below. Avery Matera, Glamour, "17 Ways to Wear Thigh-High Boots This Winter," 11 Jan. 2019 The collection featured voluminous denim dresses, jackets and skirts, with the latter often covering thigh-high boots. Jocelyn Noveck, The Seattle Times, "Back from Paris, Proenza Schouler designers go all-American," 10 Sep. 2018 Moments later, the victim walked into Hartford Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right thigh. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Shot In Thigh , Man Walks Into Hartford Hospital, Police Say," 18 June 2018

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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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thigh

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thigh

: the part of your leg that is above the knee
: the side part of the leg of a bird

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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