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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NBCGetty Images As a part of an appearance with Jimmy Fallon, Chrissy Teigen walked the streets of New York in a groovy green dress with thigh-high split. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Is Summer-Ready in a Green Dress With an Up-to-There Slit," 25 June 2019 But the skirt had a thigh-high slit and the pumps had stiletto heels. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Cardi B’s legal peril grows: Rapper indicted on two felonies in connection with strip club brawl," 21 June 2019 In a revealing mirror selfie, Cardi rocks a pink and blue thong bodysuit and thigh-high, strappy silver heels. Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "Cardi B Gives A Sneak Peek At Her Hustlers Character Diamond," 10 June 2019 One woman burned sage while another in thigh-high leather boots gave massages, airport-style. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "I Think I Hated This Tech Conference on Psychedelics," 8 June 2019 This fiery red dress with a thigh-high slit (not to mention that off-the-shoulder detailing!) just screams glamour and is basically guaranteed to turn heads. Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 So are the ’00s, with Vetements resurrecting Juicy Couture tracksuits and Y/Project making outrageous thigh-high Uggs. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 As the fight continued, one shot was fired, and the victim was hit in the right thigh, police said. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Man shot Sunday night in downtown Washington after fight, police say," 23 June 2019 At some point during the altercation, someone opened fire, wounding one of the men in the right thigh and the second in the right knee. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "3 men found wounded after overnight shooting near Big T Bazaar in Oak Cliff," 22 June 2019

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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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