American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Lewdness; vulgarity; obscenity.
- n. Slang Material or a performance that is sexually explicit or evocative: "Audiences are still astonished when she goes for the raunch” ( Katrine Ames).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as ranch.
- n. Low class condition or content; inferiority; inadequacy.
- n. Dishonorable, base, and vulgar expression.
- n. Socially unacceptable sexual behavior.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. See ranch.
- n. the quality of lacking taste and refinement
- Back-formation from raunchy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“[ "Spider Gal" poses outside the 'raunch' party for "Secret Identity", a book about Superman fetishist art, in New York last night; image via istolethetv's Flickr.]”
“Sex has entered the mainstream - pornography is big business, and "raunch" sells everything from magazines to cars.”
“Female Chauvinist Pigs are notable for their analysis of the pervasive "raunch" culture underlying American colleges, workplaces and the "image industry".”
“Being ignorant is a badge of honor proudly displayed in today's glamourous ghetto "raunch" lifestyle.”
“The caricatures that inhabit “The Goods” go for the easiest, safest, and most insulting punchlines while pretending to be edgy by adding raunch.”
“I sorely wanted to post (in-your-face raunch, you have been warned) this image but thought it might be de trop even for me.”
“Mr. Rogen is Hollywood's reigning maestro of burbling raunch.”
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For some reason this combination has always appealed to me; sometimes to the point of altering words to make them.
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