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RAUNCHY (raunchier, raunchiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does raunchy mean? 

RAUNCHY (adjective)
  The adjective RAUNCHY has 3 senses:

1. earthy and sexually explicit
2. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
3. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

  Familiarity information: RAUNCHY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

RAUNCHY (adjective)

Sense 1raunchy [BACK TO TOP]


Earthy and sexually explicit

Context example:

a raunchy novel


sexy (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest)

Sense 2raunchy [BACK TO TOP]


Suggestive of or tending to moral looseness


lewd; raunchy; salacious; obscene

Context examples:

lewd whisperings of a dirty old man / an indecent gesture / obscene telephone calls / salacious limericks


dirty ((of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency)

Sense 3raunchy [BACK TO TOP]


Thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot


begrimed; dingy; grimy; grungy; grubby; raunchy

Context examples:

a miner's begrimed face / dingy linen / grimy hands / grubby little fingers / a grungy kitchen


dirty; soiled; unclean (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime)

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