Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lewdness; vulgarity; obscenity.
  • noun Material or a performance that is sexually explicit or evocative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as ranch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb See ranch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Low class condition or content; inferiority; inadequacy.
  • noun Dishonorable, base, and vulgar expression.
  • noun Socially unacceptable sexual behavior.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from raunchy.]

Examples

  • COSTELLO: In "Female Chauvinist Pigs," author Ariel Levy looks at the rise of what she calls raunch culture in America.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2006

  • It's the fetishization of "choice" and the reduction of politics to what Ariel Levy calls raunch culture.

    The Guardian World News

  • Living Dolls reminded me of Ariel Levy's Female Chauvinist Pigs on the "raunch" culture embraced by women in the US.

    The Guardian World News

  • [ "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.]

    Gawker

  • Sex has entered the mainstream - pornography is big business, and "raunch" sells everything from magazines to cars.

    The Common Ills

  • Female Chauvinist Pigs are notable for their analysis of the pervasive "raunch" culture underlying American colleges, workplaces and the "image industry".

    On Line Opinion - Latest Articles

  • Being ignorant is a badge of honor proudly displayed in today's glamourous ghetto "raunch" lifestyle.

    Red Ice Creations

  • 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.

    Witchy woman

  • The caricatures that inhabit “The Goods” go for the easiest, safest, and most insulting punchlines while pretending to be edgy by adding raunch.

    You must look elsewhere for “The Goods” » Scene-Stealers

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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