[ thahy ]
/ θaɪ /


the part of the lower limb in humans between the hip and the knee.
the corresponding part of the hind limb of other animals; the femoral region.
(in birds)
  1. the true femoral region that is hidden by the skin or feathers of the body.
  2. the segment below, containing the fibula and tibia.
Entomology. the femur.

Origin of thigh

before 900; Middle English thi, thigh(e), the(h), Old English thīoh, thēoh; cognate with Dutch dij, Old High German dioh, Old Norse thjō

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British Dictionary definitions for thigh

/ (θaɪ) /


the part of the leg between the hip and the knee in man
the corresponding part in other vertebrates and insects

Other words from thigh

Related adjectives: crural, femoral

Word Origin for thigh

Old English thēh; related to Old Frisian thiāch, Old High German dioh thigh, Old Norse thjō buttock, Old Slavonic tyku fat

Medical definitions for thigh

[ thī ]


The part of the leg between the hip and the knee. femur