Definition of thigh in English:


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Pronunciation: /θʌɪ


  • 1The part of the human leg between the hip and the knee.
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    • A cuff is inflated around the thigh to obstruct venous outflow but not arterial inflow.
    • A magnetic resonance scan of his thigh showed a lesion within the sciatic nerve.
    • The tennis player, ranked 67th in the world, is recovering from a torn abductor muscle in her thigh.
  • 1.1The body part in other animals that corresponds to the human thigh.
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    • One young bird, handled after wandering, readily disgorged a leg and thigh of a former brother or sister.



[in combination]: a big-thighed man


Old English thēh, thēoh, thīoh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dij.

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