adjective \ˈlüd\

: sexual in an offensive or rude way

Full Definition of LEWD

obsolete :  evil, wicked
a :  sexually unchaste or licentious
b :  obscene, vulgar
lewd·ly adverb
lewd·ness noun

Examples of LEWD

  1. He made lewd remarks to the woman at the bar.
  2. <bystanders were shocked by the lewd behavior of the couple in the park>

Origin of LEWD

Middle English lewed vulgar, from Old English ̄wede laical, ignorant
First Known Use: 14th century


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