raunchy

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EtymologyEdit

Of unknown etymology. Originally U.S. Army Air Corps slang; origins among cadets in Texas suggest a possible connection to Mexican Spanish rancho (see ranch), which had connotations of animal filth by 1864.[1]

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raunchy (comparative raunchier, superlative raunchiest)

  1. Smutty; indecent.
  2. Lecherous.
  3. Sexually seductive.
  4. Very low-class; inferior; inadequate. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. With dishonorable, base and vulgar expression.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “raunchy”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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