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Bawdy   /bˈɔdi/   Listen

Humorously vulgar.  Synonyms: off-color, ribald.  "Off-color jokes" , "Ribald language"

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"Bawdy" Quotes from Famous Books

... let to hyre Thynketh that al other doth folowe hyr olde wayes. So she and hyr boul felawes syttinge by the fyre. The Boule about walkynge with theyr tunges they conspyre Agaynst goode peple, to sclander them wyth shame. Than shal the noughty doughter lerne of the bawdy dame. ...
— The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 • Sebastian Brandt

... smiled back at the giant porker, perched amongst the cases and bags and household goods like the victim of some bawdy chiavari. "I've never heard a pig mutter so," ...
— Blind Man's Lantern • Allen Kim Lang

... part of the work as complete as possible. By an occasional reference to our pages, they may be initiated into all the peculiarities of language by which the man of spirit is distinguished from the man of worth. They may now talk bawdy before their papas, without the fear of detection, and abuse their less spirited companions, who prefer a good dinner at home to a glorious UP-SHOT in the highway, without the ...
— 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue • Captain Grose et al.

... (offering him his snuff-box). I am delighted to hear you say that! There is such a lot of slander flying about. That bawdy ballad just ...
— Three Dramas - The Editor—The Bankrupt—The King • Bjornstjerne M. Bjornson

... Portugueze to build a Church.] These Priests, and more lived there, but all deceased, excepting Vergonse, before my time. The King allowed them to build a Church; which they did, and the Portugueze assembled there, but they made no better than a Bawdy-house of it; for which cause the King ...
— An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies • Robert Knox

... addressed to the clerics, are most significant. 'None,' he says, 'leave ye unvexed and untroubled; no, not so much as the poor minstrels and players of interludes. So long as they played lies and sang bawdy songs, blaspheming God, and corrupting men's consciences, ye never blamed them, but were very well contented; but since they persuaded the people to worship the Lord aright, according to His holy laws and not yours, ye never were pleased ...
— Shakspere And Montaigne • Jacob Feis

Words linked to "Bawdy" :   smut, dirty, bawd, dirty word, obscenity, filth, vulgarism, bawdiness

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