meaning of bawdry

bawdry meaning in General Dictionary

The practice of procuring women the satisfaction of lust

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  • lewd or obscene talk or writing
  • The training of procuring ladies for the gratification of lust.
  • Illicit sexual intercourse; fornication.
  • Obscenity; filthy, unchaste language.

bawdry meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"obscenity," late 14c., probably from Old French bauderie "boldness, ardor, elation, pleasure" (see bawd).


bawdry meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The rehearse of procuring ladies when it comes to satisfaction of lust.

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  • (n.) Illicit sexual intercourse; fornication.
  • (n.) Obscenity; filthy, unchaste language.