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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||bawd - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money|
cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl
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
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bawd(archaic) [bɔːd] N → alcahueta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (= brothel keeper) → Bordellwirtin f, → Puffmutter f (inf)
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