Meaning of “haunch” in the English Dictionary


"haunch" in English

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uk /hɔːntʃ/ us /hɑːntʃ/

[ C ] one of the back legs of an animal with four legs that is used for meat:

a haunch of venison
haunches [ plural ]

the top of a person's legs and their bottom:

She was sitting/squatting on her haunches.

(Definition of “haunch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"haunch" in American English

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haunchnoun [ C ]

us /hɔntʃ, hɑntʃ/

the top part of the leg between the knee and the waist

(Definition of “haunch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)