Origin of bawd
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bawdbaud, bawd
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How to use bawd in a sentence
Cartedcarried in a cart through the streets, by way of punishment or public exposure (especially as the punishment of a bawd).
Bawd prior to 1700 was a term applied to men as well asand, indeed, more frequently thanto women.
At which the Bawd look'd a little strangely upon him; I help you to one, Sir, said she?
You may depend upon it, says the Bawd, that sh'll comply; but you must Fee her pretty high, or it won't do.
If I go out into the street and strike down a bawd—a thing lower than the lowest animal and more noxious—I hang.The Orchard of Tears|Sax Rohmer