bawd


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bawd

 (bôd)
n.
1. A woman who keeps a brothel; a madam.
2. A woman prostitute.

[Middle English, probably from Old French baud, merry, licentious, from Old Saxon bald, bold, merry; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bawd

(bɔːd)
n
1. (Professions) a person who runs a brothel, esp a woman
2. (Professions) a prostitute
[C14: shortened from Old French baudetrot, from baude feminine of baud merry + trot one who runs errands; compare Old High German bald bold]

bawd

(bɔd)

n.
1. a woman who maintains a brothel; madam.
2. a prostitute.
[1325–75; Middle English bawde, n. use of Middle French baude, feminine of baud jolly, dissolute < Germanic; compare Old English bald bold]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bawd - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneybawd - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
call girl - a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
demimondaine - a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, floozie, floozy, hooker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave - a woman sold into prostitution
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"

bawd

noun
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
Translations

bawd

(archaic) [bɔːd] Nalcahueta f

bawd

n (= brothel keeper)Bordellwirtin f, → Puffmutter f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Indeed this resemblance would be exact, was it not that the bawd hath an interest in what she doth, and the father, though perhaps he may blindly think otherwise, can, in reality, have none in urging his daughter to almost an equal prostitution.
But there it was, love, disorganizing men's and women's lives, driving toward destruction and death, turning topsy-turvy everything that was sensible and considerate, making bawds or suicides out of virtuous women, and scoundrels and murderers out of men who had always been clean and square.
whoa, wash, cat; wild) (A3 French; 2 Liar; Liar 1 wars, wards, ward, sword, swab, show, shaw, shadow, rows, draws, Quiz: draw, brow, bows, bawd, bashaw, characters.
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Text Fro new albu Janu som sp BaWd Ts What were you doing at 3am?
Contractor name : BAWD HOLDINGS PTY LTD (ACN 084 393 466) AS THE TRUSTEE FOR BAWD PROPERTY TRUST
6-7), causing trouble for the bawd Mistress Overdone and initiating the play's interrogation of sexual, economic, and representational exchange.
These hordes should be massing outside known benefit cheats' subsidised homes or addressing with loud-hailers those single mothers who claim to be living alone when they are shacking-up with passing fancies - bed and bawd indeed.
Mary Faugh's epithet for Franceschina, "naughty belly," creates a metonym for a diseased cosmopolitan London that concocts and spills discord, for she allows the bawd to market the use of her body to an international clientele, including a Spaniard, an Italian, an Irishman, a German, a Frenchman, and an Englishman (2.
It's why I always watch the annual booze and bawd fest that is the British Comedy Awards - and why it's still the best gong-giving do of the year.
The world she so thickly describes is indeed fascinating, as the music halls and brothels are replete with distinctive rituals, such as showing bare bottoms or "slicing of the chops"; language, colorful names for whorehouses such as The Godless Church and The Porcelain Cellar; customs, such as 'going halves' (splitting the cost of room and board with a bawd, or brother keeper) and values, including clear concepts of honor and dishonor.
Entry forms must be submitted to the Bys yr Bawd shop in town 36 hours before the show.