- indecent; lewd; obscene: another of his bawdy stories.
- coarse or indecent talk or writing; bawdry; bawdiness: a collection of Elizabethan bawdy.
Origin of bawdy
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Related Words for bawdinessdirtiness, coarseness, scurrility, profanity, vulgarity, grossness, lewdness, filthiness, foulness, vulgarness
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Contemporary Examples of bawdiness
The show is roughly at the same level of raunchiness—or even its tamer sister, bawdiness—as a mid-rent gay club.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars
March 24, 2014
And despite the bawdiness of the soundtrack and script, Grease is light and breezy enough to cross generational gaps.John Travolta: Sex Symbol
July 22, 2010
- (of language, plays, etc) containing references to sex, esp to be humorous
- obscenity or eroticism, esp in writing or drama
Bawdy Basket, the twenty-third rank of canters, who carry pins, tape, ballads and obscene books to sell. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1785]
Related: Bawdily; bawdiness.