An example of the thigh is the part of the chicken attached to the drumstick.
Other Word Forms
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")).