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

Examples of thigh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in 2014, at a national training camp, Chase's left thigh started cramping. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Chase and Sadie: On anniversary of his cancer diagnosis 'it's just moment by moment'," 4 July 2020 The aunt suffered a gunshot to the thigh and the boy suffered a gunshot to the back, police said. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Cleveland man charged in road-rage shooting that injured 6-month-old boy, pregnant woman," 16 June 2020 The Southern guy took a bullet to the thigh at Pickett’s Charge. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: The Cincinnati Reds payoff from the 2020 MLB draft is years away," 11 June 2020 Kenneth Walker, her boyfriend, fired one shot, striking an officer in the thigh. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "Breonna Taylor shooting: New video shows Kenneth Walker's arrest as police draw weapons," 9 July 2020 Muñoz makes a nice karaage, tender little nubbins of chicken thigh that are battered, fried and dusted with togarashi. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "3 new metro Phoenix restaurants to try this month for takeout sushi, soul food and pizza," 7 July 2020 Brogdon, who spent a lot of time at St. Vincent Center rehabilitating from a thigh/hip muscle injury during the NBA's hiatus, also has been active in leading social protests after the death of George Floyd. J. Michael, The Indianapolis Star, "Some Pacers coaches in quarantine after Malcolm Brogdon positive coronavirus test," 25 June 2020 The bold style perfectly complements her brand-new colourful tattoos, including one on her back and an elaborate upgrade to the peacock on her thigh. Aimee Simeon, refinery29.com, "We Can’t Stop Staring At Cardi B’s Hot-Pink Pixie Cut," 19 June 2020 The woman, 37 from Missouri, was knocked down by a female grizzly and was scratched on her thigh. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Woman 'Gored' by a Bison After Trying to Take Its Photo at Yellowstone National Park," 30 June 2020

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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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Cite this Entry

“Thigh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thigh. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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thigh

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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

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\ ˈthī How to pronounce thigh (audio) \

Kids Definition of thigh

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

thigh

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\ 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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