adjective, bawd·i·er, bawd·i·est.
Origin of bawdy
Examples from the Web for bawdy
More than bawdy, though, The Ball adds a familiar unpretentiousness to trendy locales like Tao, Lavo, The Park, and Dream Hotel.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Note the bawdy pun in the first example, by which the speaker implies that she came last night.Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women|Daniel Bosch|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Never one to mince her words, Leakes is as bawdy as they get on reality television.‘Ebony’ Cover With NeNe Leakes Unleashes a Firestorm of Criticism|Karu F. Daniels|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The bawdy jokes that followed may have helped a politician who looks like he was born in a suit.The Unzipping of Mitt Romney: an Effort to Show His Softer Side|Howard Kurtz|April 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the book is also at times funny, bawdy, and optimistic, as is Lloyd herself.
Eight men marched one evening into Llanyglo, bawling a bawdy chorus, with Sam Kerr showing the way.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
His mirth is bawdy jests with the wenches, and, behind the door, bawdy earnest.Microcosmography|John Earle
A Tobacco shop and a Bawdy house are coincident; for smoke is not without fire.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
The setting is a ranch of Mexican tradition in the lower border country of Texas, also saloons and bawdy houses of border towns.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest|J. Frank Dobie
In the devil's name, said the damosel, that such a bawdy kitchen knave should have thee and thirty knights' service.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)|Thomas Malory
adjective bawdier or bawdiest
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.