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Obscene, especially in a lewd or vulgar manner. The director seems more interested in making a shocking, raunchy movie than a coherent and enjoyable one. His whole comedy set is just one raunchy joke after , from beginning to end.
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and raunchie and ronchie (ˈrɑntʃi)
1. mod. crude; tasteless; bad. He told a very raunchy story at the party.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Those guys were raunchy as hell.
3. mod. sick; ill. After I ate dinner, my stomach felt a little raunchie, so I went home.
4. mod. untidy; unclean. We decided to leave the raunchy movie about halfway through.


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