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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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Adv.1.bawdily - in a bawdy mannerbawdily - in a bawdy manner      
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In a world that is increasingly inclusive, it is hardly acceptable to make fun of a fat woman dancing bawdily on stage.
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We paused again, as Reverend Finlay announced that we would sing "Silent Night." Harold Redekopp coaxed a worshipful introduction to Gruber's old tune, and as the organ set the mood, one of the two inmates directly in front of me turned to the other, poked him with his elbow, and said with childlike excitement, "This is my favourite carol!" And the two of them proceeded to sing out lustily, almost bawdily,
An imitation of an archetypal Pharaonic structure, the monument at the heart of the story quite obviously evokes the architectural landscape of Egypt; a suggestion that, in case we missed it, the ironically named Tiny, the husband's lover, makes even more explicit when he remarks bawdily of the structure that "Killopatra's Needle's bigger" (Forster 1972, 127).
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In Kankossa, people who joked, especially vulgarly, in the presence of elders were called 'am matin (strong-eyed), an expression which could mean impolite, but which many people said especially referred to people who spoke rudely or bawdily. Accepted behaviour differed amongst peers, those who were intaj (of the same age, of the same generation), and conversations that I observed between age-mates often involved bawdy teasing.
The "book full of dirty jokes" recalls the Anna Magdalena Bach Book of 1725, which includes a bawdily off-color wedding poem in the vein of Picander preserved in Anna Magdalena's hand.
When the Umuofians declare that their unfamiliar neighbours also enjoy their foo-foo, the only difference being that in that tribe, the men pound it for the women, they bawdily imagine that this is perhaps the same as saying that when these people make children, their women lie atop their men.