What does haunch mean?

Definitions for haunch
hɔntʃ, hɑntʃhaunch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word haunch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunch(noun)

    the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings

  2. haunch(noun)

    the loin and leg of a quadruped


  1. haunch(Noun)

    The area encompassing the upper thigh, hip and buttocks on one side of a human, primate, or quadruped animal, especially one that is able to sit on its hindquarters.

  2. haunch(Noun)

    The loin and leg of a quadruped, especially when used as food.

  3. haunch(Noun)

    A squat vertical support structure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haunch(noun)

    the hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part

  2. Haunch(noun)

    of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison

  3. Origin: [F. hanche, of German origin; cf. OD. hancke, hencke, and also OHG. ancha; prob. not akin to E. ankle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haunch

    hawnsh, n. the fleshy part of the hip and buttock: (Shak.) the hip, the hind-part, the rear: (archit.) the middle part between the vertex or crown and the springing of an arch.—adjs. Haunch′less; Haunch′y. [O. Fr. hanche; prob. Ger., Old High Ger. anchâ, leg.]

  2. Haunch

    hawnsh, v.t. (prov.) to throw with an underhand movement.—n. a jerked underhand throw.

How to pronounce haunch?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say haunch in sign language?

  1. haunch


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of haunch

  1. haunchhaunchhaunchhaunchhaunch

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for haunch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for haunch »


Find a translation for the haunch definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these haunch definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"haunch." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 20 Jul 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/haunch>.

Are we missing a good definition for haunch? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for haunch:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.