raunch|y

raunch|y
raunch|y «RN chee, RAHN-», adjective, raunch|i|er, raunch|i|est. U.S. Slang.
1. carelessly untidy; sloppy; shabby: »

... a bunch of raunchy, rebellious kids (Harper's).

2. coarse; vulgar: »

The material has ranged from the reasonable to the downright raunchy (Time).

[origin unknown]
raunch´i|ly, adverb.
raunch´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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