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bawdy

[ baw-dee ]
/ ˈbɔ di /
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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.
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Origin of bawdy

First recorded in 1505–15; bawd + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM bawdy

bawd·i·ly, adverbbawd·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bawdy

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 forms of bawdy

bawdily, adverbbawdiness, noun
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