What is bawdy?

  • (noun): Lewd or obscene talk or writing.
    Example: "They published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"
    Synonyms: bawdry
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on bawdy:

Nell Gwyn - Early Life
... Old Madam Gwyn was by most accounts an alcoholic whose business was running a bawdy house (or brothel) ... There, or in the bawdy house of one Madam Ross, Nell would spend at least some time ... one man's whore, though I was brought up in a bawdy-house to fill strong waters to the guests and you are a whore to three or four, though a Presbyter's praying daughter!" ...
Prostitution In Canada - Provisions of Criminal Code - Canadian Criminal Code C-46
... common bawdy-house” means a place that is (a) kept or occupied, or (b) resorted to by one or more persons “disorderly house” means a common ... (1) Every one who keeps a common bawdy-house is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. 2) Every one who (a) is an inmate of a common bawdy-house, (b) is found, without lawful excuse, in a common bawdy-house, or (c) as owner, landlord, lessor ...
Gay Bathhouse - Legal Issues - Canada
... customers were charged as "found-ins" (found in a common bawdy house without a legal excuse) and two staff members were charged with the more serious offense of keeping a common ... member were later charged with keeping a common bawdy house ... had given notice of their plan to challenge the bawdy house law all the way to the Supreme Court ...
Ribaldry - Bawdy Song
... A Bawdy song is a humorous song which emphasises sexual themes and is often rich with innuendo ... Rugby songs are often bawdy ... Examples of bawdy folk songs are "Seventeen Come Sunday" and "The Ballad of Eskimo Nell" ...

More definitions of "bawdy":

  • (adj): Humorously vulgar.
    Example: "Bawdy songs"
    Synonyms: off-color, ribald

Famous quotes containing the word bawdy:

    If bawdy talk offend you, we’ll have very little of it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Here is a dirty book worth reading ... a bawdy which will be very useful to put Wyndham and J.J. into their proper cubby holes; cause Miller is sore and without kinks.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)