Simple Definition of lewd
: sexual in an offensive or rude way
Examples of lewd
He made lewd remarks to the woman at the bar.
<bystanders were shocked by the lewd behavior of the couple in the park>
Origin of lewd
Middle English lewed vulgar, from Old English lǣwede laical, ignorant
First Known Use: 14th century
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