Definition of raunchy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrɔːntʃi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɔːntʃi//
    (informal) Describing a story
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  1. 1intended to be sexually exciting synonym sexy a raunchy magazine Their stage act is a little too raunchy for television. See related entries: Describing a story
  2. 2(North American English) looking dirty and untidy a raunchy old man
  3. Word Origin1930s: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raunchy