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bawdry

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noun bawd·ry \ˈbȯ-drē\

Definition of bawdry

  1. 1 obsolete :  unchastity

  2. 2 :  suggestive, coarse, or obscene language



Origin and Etymology of bawdry

Middle English bawderie, from bawde


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with bawdry


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