Definition of bawdy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɔːdi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːdi//
(bawdier, bawdiest)(old-fashioned)
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(of songs, plays, etc.) loud, and dealing with sex in an amusing way Word Origin early 16th cent.: from bawd ‘woman in charge of a brothel’ + -y.
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