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haunch (n.)

early 13c., from Old French hanche "hip, thigh; haunch" (12c.), from Frankish *hanka or a similar Germanic source (cognates: Old High German hinkan "to limp," ancha "leg," literally "joint;" Middle Dutch hanke "haunch"). "It is only since the 18th c. that the spelling haunch has displaced hanch" [OED]. Related: Haunches.

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Definitions of haunch from WordNet

haunch (n.)
the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings;
haunch (n.)
the loin and leg of a quadruped;
From wordnet.princeton.edu