raunch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Backformation of raunchy.

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Noun[edit]

raunch (uncountable)

  1. Low class condition or content; inferiority; inadequacy.
  2. Dishonorable, base, and vulgar expression.
    • 2013 August 17, Bagehot, “Tits, out”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8849: 
      These days, raunch is everywhere—not only on the internet and television, but on advertising hoardings and the sides of buses. Another online campaign is aimed at sanitising the covers of sub-pornographic “lads’ mags”.
  3. Socially unacceptable sexual behavior.

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