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Raunch

noun; back formation
A person that has abnormal sexual fetishes. Upon research, the word “raunch” is a back-formation of the popular slang term “raunchy,” which is used to describe explicitly and disgustingly sexual acts. A scene in a movie could be described as “raunchy,” or a person could be branded this term because he or she is known for having weird sexual fetishes. The term “raunchy” derives from the Spanish term rancho meaning ranch. Raunchy had the connotation of filthy and repulsive in 1864. Raunch became the back-formation in the 1960s.
 
Random Amazon book cover, “Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture” by Ariel Levy.
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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