raunch


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raunch

 (rônch, ränch)
n. Slang
1. Lewdness; vulgarity; obscenity.
2. Material or a performance that is sexually explicit or evocative: "Audiences are still astonished when she goes for the raunch" (Katrine Ames).

[Back-formation from raunchy.]

raunch

(rɔːntʃ)
n
1. lack of polish or refinement; crudeness
2. chiefly US slovenliness or untidiness

raunch


(rônch, ränch),
n.
1. smuttiness; vulgarity.
adj.
2. using or characterized by raunch; vulgar: raunch radio.
[1955–60, Amer.; back formation from raunchy]
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Noun1.raunch - the quality of lacking taste and refinementraunch - the quality of lacking taste and refinement
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

raunch

noun
2. Slang. Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency:
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