[ US /ˈbɔdi/ ]
[ UK /bˈɔːdi/ ]
  1. lewd or obscene talk or writing
    it was smoking-room bawdry
    they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy
  1. humorously vulgar
    bawdy songs
    ribald language
    off-color jokes
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How To Use bawdy In A Sentence

  • At the bottom were the Théâtre de la Gaieté for pantomimes and harlequinades, the Porte-Saint-Martin Theatre for melodramas, and the Théâtre des Variétés for ‘little plays of the bawdy, vulgar or rustic genres'.
  • Comedy, tragedy, love, death, the spiritual and the bawdy are all represented.
  • From time-to-time, an unevenness in tone is evident, as the movie swerves between bawdy farce and melodrama.
  • More literary games, but here intellectual conceits are mixed with bawdy farce.
  • Their bawdy exploits were commented on by Howerd during asides, complete with awful puns, in a pastiche of the traditional Greek chorus.
  • There is plenty of Shakespeare's bawdy humour too and the sexual innuendoes come thick and fast.
  • A few women inspect a gender to be bawdy and feculent content, be in a gender for a long time to check status, also can weaken the sexual desire of oneself greatly.
  • Traveling minstrels serenaded their clients with bawdy or heroic tales set to music.
  • Check every bawdy house, bagnio, Blind Tiger, and frab-joint in the city. Wild Dreams of Reality, 5
  • In orange and green spray paint that seems almost subtle next to the luminous signatures and bawdy slogans, a simple piece of graffiti is etched onto the wall of the off-license on a Hull estate.
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