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bawd·y

 (bô′dē)
adj. bawd·i·er, bawd·i·est
Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué: "[Mae West] became known for her humorous bawdy, suggestive performances and wisecracks" (Pam Cornelison & Ted Yanak).

bawd′i·ly adv.
bawd′i·ness n.
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bawdy

(ˈbɔːdɪ)
adj, bawdier or bawdiest
(of language, plays, etc) containing references to sex, esp to be humorous
n
obscenity or eroticism, esp in writing or drama
ˈbawdily adv
ˈbawdiness n
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bawd•y

(ˈbɔ di)

adj. bawd•i•er, bawd•i•est,
n. adj.
1. indecent; lewd; obscene.
n.
2. coarse or obscene talk or writing.
[1505–15]
bawd′i•ly, adv.
bawd′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bawdy - lewd or obscene talk or writing; "it was smoking-room bawdry"; "they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"
dirty word, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
Adj.1.bawdy - humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"
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bawdy

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

bawdy

adjective
Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
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Translations
فاحِش، فُجوري
oplzlý
fræksjofel
klæminn
nešvankusvulgarus
neķītrspiedauzīgsvulgārs

bawdy

[ˈbɔːdɪ] ADJ (bawdier (compar) (bawdiest (superl))) → subido de tono, verde, colorado (Mex)
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

bawdy

[ˈbɔːdi] adj [song] → grivois(e), paillard(e); [joke] → grivois(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bawdy

adj (+er)derb; bawdy talkderbes Gerede
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bawdy

[ˈbɔːdɪ] adjpiccante, spinto/a, salace
bawdy song → canzonaccia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bawdy

(ˈboːdi) adjective
vulgar and coarse. bawdy jokes.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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But new this year is the musical "SHREW'D: Shakespeare's Bawdiest Comedy a with a Modern Twist." The world premiere, adapted by David Rice from the Bard's "Taming of the Shrew," moves the time and place to 1930s Chicago.
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I laughed so hard as I read it that night that I could have been thrown out of the library (which actually did happen to me in second grade while reading The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.) Believe it or not, I wrote my master's thesis on the dirtiest and bawdiest piece Twain ever wrote.
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