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Bawdy   /bˈɔdi/   Listen
Bawdy

noun
1.
Lewd or obscene talk or writing.  Synonym: bawdry.  "They published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"






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"Bawdy" Quotes from Famous Books



... vehement against old Dr. Mounsey, of Chelsea College[190], as 'a fellow who swore and talked bawdy.' 'I have been often in his company, (said Dr. Percy,) and never heard him swear or talk bawdy.' Mr. Davies, who sat next to Dr. Percy, having after this had some conversation aside with him, made a discovery which, in his zeal to pay court to Dr. Johnson, ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 2 • Boswell

... noblewoman adopt all tones, all airs, all masks, all allures, frank and false, flattering and brutal, choleric or mild, virtuous or bawdy—anything as long as it makes for their profit. Some months ago I met at the Dresden court the Dowager Countess Julie Feodorowna of Pappenheim, who told everybody she could persuade to listen that her eldest son, Max Albrecht, had to resign the succession, ...
— Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess • Henry W. Fischer

... wife to none of you. Help! Rape! Murder! Rape!"—And now, the landlady coming into the room, Mrs Waters fell upon her with the utmost virulence, saying, "She thought herself in a sober inn, and not in a bawdy-house; but that a set of villains had broke into her room, with an intent upon her honour, if not upon her life; and both, she said, were equally ...
— The History of Tom Jones, a foundling • Henry Fielding



Words linked to "Bawdy" :   obscenity, bawdiness, smut, ribald, dirty, filth, dirty word, bawd, vulgarism, bawdry, off-color



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