bawdy

[baw-dee]
adjective, bawdier, bawdiest.
1.
indecent; lewd; obscene: another of his bawdy stories.
noun
2.
coarse or indecent talk or writing; bawdry; bawdiness: a collection of Elizabethan bawdy.

Origin:
1505–15; bawd + -y1

bawdily, adverb
bawdiness, noun


1. lascivious, salacious, prurient, earthy, risqué, ribald, coarse, licentious, raunchy.
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bawdy (ˈbɔːdɪ)
 
adj , bawdier, bawdiest
1.  (of language, plays, etc) containing references to sex, esp to be humorous
 
n
2.  obscenity or eroticism, esp in writing or drama
 
'bawdily
 
adv
 
'bawdiness
 
n

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bawdy
late 14c., "soiled, dirty, filthy." Meaning "lewd" is from 1510s, from bawd (q.v.), with sense of "pertaining to, or befitting a bawd;" usually of language (originally to talk bawdy).
"Bawdy Basket, the twenty-third rank of canters, who carry pins, tape, ballads and obscene books to sell." [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1785]
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Example sentences
At any moment, it seemed, their chorus of belly laughs and bawdy one-liners
  could give way to a belching contest.
His political and social commentary catered to the bawdy tastes of the time.
His voice turns gravelly as bawdy humor infuses the colorful tale of a salty
  dog long married to the sea and its adventures.
Email me an example with a wicked witch, an evil gnome, or a bawdy satyr hiding
  in that tiny forest.
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