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Definition of "raunch" [raunch]

  • Slang Lewdness; vulgarity; obscenity. (noun)
  • Slang Material or a performance that is sexually explicit or evocative: "Audiences are still astonished when she goes for the raunch” ( Katrine Ames). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raunch" in a sentence
  • "COSTELLO: In "Female Chauvinist Pigs," author Ariel Levy looks at the rise of what she calls raunch culture in America."
  • "It's the fetishization of "choice" and the reduction of politics to what Ariel Levy calls raunch culture."
  • "Living Dolls reminded me of Ariel Levy's Female Chauvinist Pigs on the "raunch" culture embraced by women in the US."