bawdy

[ baw-dee ]
/ ˈbɔ di /

adjective, bawd·i·er, bawd·i·est.

indecent; lewd; obscene: another of his bawdy stories.

noun

coarse or indecent talk or writing; bawdry; bawdiness: a collection of Elizabethan bawdy.

Nearby words

  1. bavin,
  2. bawbee,
  3. bawcock,
  4. bawd,
  5. bawdry,
  6. bawdyhouse,
  7. bawl,
  8. bawl out,
  9. bawn,
  10. bawneen

Origin of bawdy

First recorded in 1505–15; bawd + -y1

Related formsbawd·i·ly, adverbbawd·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bawdiness

bawdy

/ (ˈbɔːdɪ) /

adjective bawdier or bawdiest

(of language, plays, etc) containing references to sex, esp to be humorous

noun

obscenity or eroticism, esp in writing or drama
Derived Formsbawdily, adverbbawdiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bawdiness

bawdy

adj.
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