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bawd

noun \ˈbd\

Definition of BAWD

1
obsolete :  pander
2
a :  one who keeps a house of prostitution :  madam
b :  prostitute

Examples of BAWD

  1. <in the 17th century the port was a notorious hangout for Caribbean pirates and their bawds>

Origin of BAWD

Middle English bawde
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BAWD

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