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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 ?
Or, to hit the case still more nearly, he felt the same compunction with a bawd, when some poor innocent, whom she hath ensnared into her hands, falls into fits at the first proposal of what is called seeing company.
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.
Called quite rightly a "problem play" it is Shakespeare's farewell to comedy, and Measure For Measure, in a sense, is summed up by a character called Barnadine, a Brummie jailbird who has few lines but a great deal of wallop (the protean Graeme Brookes, who doubles in drag as the noisy bawd Mistress Overdone).
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Mae'r broblem o Lundaineiddio Caerdydd hefyd yn sefyll mas fel bys bawd, yn arbennig wrth weld y tlodi cynyddol ym mhob rhan o'r wlad.
Chapter 4, "The Bawd's Amulet," focuses on two works: Fernando de Rojas's late fifteenth-century La Celestina and Francisco Delicado's early sixteenth- century Retrato de la Lozana Andaluza.
In an introductory note, Ramsay informs the reader that Lucky Spence was: 'a famous Bawd who flourished for several Years about the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century; she had her Lodgings near Holyrood-house; she made many a benefit Night to herself, by putting a Trade in the Hands of young Lasses that had a little Pertness, strong Passions, Abundance of Laziness, and no Fore-thought.' (33) Ramsay stresses the self-serving nature of the bawd and her proactivity in procuring young women for the sex trade.
A key departure from existing GAAP is the recognition or variable rent payments bawd on cither an index or a rate, at inception.
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
(4) Shakespeare engages with these concerns most directly in Measure for Measure, in which Angelo bans the "merriest" of the "two usuries" (3.2.6-7), causing trouble for the bawd Mistress Overdone and initiating the play's interrogation of sexual, economic, and representational exchange.
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 (2.2.23, 11-18).