A woman measuring her thigh.
An example of the thigh is the part of the chicken attached to the drumstick.
- that part of the leg in humans and other vertebrates between the knee and the hip; region of the thighbone, or femur
- the region of the tibia, as in poultry
Origin of thighMiddle English thih ; from Old English theoh, akin to Middle High German diech ; from Indo-European an unverified form teuk- ; from base an unverified form teu-, to swell from source thumb, Classical Latin tumor
- a. The portion of the human leg between the hip and the knee.b. The corresponding part of the hind leg of a quadruped or other vertebrate animal.
- The second segment of a bird's leg, containing the tibia and fibula.
Origin of thighMiddle English, from Old English th&emacron;oh; see teu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English thighe, thehe, from Old English Ã¾Ä“oh, Ã¾Ä«oh, from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾euhÄ… (compare West Frisian tsjea, Dutch dij, German Diech, Icelandic Ã¾jÃ³), from Proto-Indo-European *teuk- (compare Scottish Gaelic tÃ²n (“hind, rump"), Lithuanian tÃ¡ukas (“fat"), Russian Ñ‚ÑƒÐº (tuk', “animal fat")).