The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ranch \Ranch\ (r[a^]nch), v. t. [Written also raunch.] [Cf.
To wrench; to tear; to sprain; to injure by violent straining
or contortion. [R.]
--Dryden. ``Hasting to raunch the arrow out.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1963 (in "Billboard," describing lead guitar on surf music tracks), back-formation from raunchy. There was a singing group in U.S. c.1960 called the Raunch Hands.
n. 1 low class condition or content; inferiority; inadequacy. 2 dishonorable, base, and vulgar expression.
- Redirect List of Marvel Comics characters: R#Raunch
Category:Characters created by J. M. DeMatteis Category:Characters created by Paul Neary Category:Comics characters introduced in 1984 Category:Female supervillains
Usage examples of "raunch".
The name of the place was The Raunch House, which tells you the whole dull story in three syllables.
Your days reduced to a montage cut to its cowbell beat, inexorable doubled bass line and raunch vocal, a sort of chanted sneer, surrounded by groans of pleasure.
Southeast Asia produced many of the most embarrassing, but somehow the traders seemed to know that, on Fundabora, a real raunch tape was worth its weight in pearls.