raunchy


raunchy
   lustful or pornographic
   It originally meant sloppy, whence, with an unusual rapidity of progression, poor, then cheap, then drunken:
    But then things got a little raunchy. They wanted to go down to Greenwich Village and see the freaks. (Sanders, 1981)
   Now almost entirely used in its sexual sense:
    ... importuning me with words delectably raunchy and lewd. (Styron, 1976)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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