bawdy
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbɔːdi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbɔdi/
Adjective

bawdy (comparative bawdier, superlative bawdiest)

  1. (obsolete) Soiled, dirty. [from 14th Century]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:9.5?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter v], in Le Morte Darthur, book VII:
      whanne he had ouertaken the damoysel / anone she sayd what dost thow here / thou stynkest al of the kechyn / thy clothes ben bawdy of the greece and talowe that thou gaynest in kyng Arthurs kechyn
  2. Obscene; filthy; unchaste. [from 15th Century]
  3. (of language) Sexual in nature and usually meant to be humorous but considered rude.
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