This was heralded as a way to stop children from being exposed to lewd and inappropriate content.
lewd images of American guards abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib stunned the world.
But the lewd undercurrent of that laughter was as useful as it was tasteless.
Old English læwede "nonclerical," of uncertain origin but probably ultimately from Vulgar Latin *laigo-, from Latin laicus (see lay (adj.)). Sense of "unlettered, uneducated" (early 13c.) descended to "coarse, vile, lustful" by late 14c. Related: Lewdly; lewdness.