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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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 She was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m. A 17-year-old male friend was shot in the right thigh and taken to Penn Presbyterian. Julie Shaw, Philly.com, "Teenage girl killed, four teens injured in two Philadelphia shootings," 12 May 2018 Now, a hole had opened in the fabric near his right thigh. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres back Dinelson Lamet in fourth consecutive victory," 29 July 2017 Simply insert it in the thickest part of the thigh without touching bone. Susan Westmoreland, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Cooking a Turkey," 19 Nov. 2018 Her boyfriend and a doctor who was in the restaurant attended to the woman who was shot in the thigh. Tamara Lush, The Seattle Times, "Family says suspect in Toronto shooting had mental problems," 23 July 2018 Among them is Mitchel Seruya, director of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, who removed a muscle from Ariel’s inner thigh and transferred it to her right arm. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "Another Burst of Polio-Like Cases in Children Alarms Doctors," 5 Nov. 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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