raunch

[rawnch, rahnch]
noun Informal.
1.
smuttiness or vulgarity; crudeness; obscenity: porno magazines and other purveyors of raunch.
2.
slovenliness; grubbiness.
3.
an earthy, raw musical style derived from blues and gospel: a singer who can go easily from raunch to rock.

Origin:
1960–65, Americanism; back formation from raunchy

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raunch (rɔːntʃ)
 
n
1.  lack of polish or refinement; crudeness
2.  chiefly (US) slovenliness or untidiness

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Witherspoon says sweetly, then she launches into the raunch.
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