Definition of haunch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hɔːntʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɔːntʃ//
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  1. 1 haunches [plural] the tops of the legs and buttocks; the similar parts at the back of the body of an animal that has four legs to crouch/squat on your haunches
  2. 2 [countable] a back leg and loin of an animal that has four legs, eaten as food a haunch of venison
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French hanche, of Germanic origin.
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