- the business of a prostitute.
- illicit intercourse; fornication.
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Thus, Brooks lumps 1601 with Mark Twain's "bawdry," and interprets it simply as another indication of frustration.1601|Mark Twain
Well, I like a little innocent mirth myself, but never could endure bawdry.The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4|Charles Lamb
This will prove rare sport, to see how the poet's genius will grapple with this bawdry!A Select Collection of Old English Plays|Robert Dodsley
It is also noteworthy that, for the period, the bawdry is "cut" to the lowest limit.
He was primed with the letter-accounts; he made her dot her amorous I's and cross her bawdry T's.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer