bawd

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noun \ˈbȯd\

Definition of bawd

  1. 1 obsolete :  pander

  2. 2a :  one who keeps a house of prostitution :  madamb :  prostitute

Examples of bawd in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of bawd

Middle English bawde


First Known Use: 14th century


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