Thigh meaning

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The thigh is defined as the part of the leg right below the hip.

An example of the thigh is the part of the chicken attached to the drumstick.

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The second segment of a bird's leg, containing the tibia and fibula.
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The region of the tibia, as in poultry.
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The second segment of a bird's leg, containing the tibia and fibula.
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A cut of meat taken from this part of an animal's body, especially from poultry.
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The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee. [from 8th c.]
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That part of the leg of vertebrates (sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect. [from 14th c.]
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That part of the leg in humans and other vertebrates between the knee and the hip; region of the thighbone, or femur.
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Origin of thigh

  • Middle English from Old English thēoh teuə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English thighe, thehe, from Old English þēoh, þīoh, from Proto-Germanic *þeuhÄ… (compare West Frisian tsjea, Dutch dij, German Diech, Icelandic þjó), from Proto-Indo-European *teuk- (compare Scottish Gaelic tòn (“hind, rump"), Lithuanian táukas (“fat"), Russian тук (tuk', “animal fat")).
    From Wiktionary