bawdry

noun
bawd·​ry | \ ˈbȯ-drē How to pronounce bawdry (audio) \

Definition of bawdry

1 obsolete : unchastity
2 : suggestive, coarse, or obscene language

First Known Use of bawdry

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bawdry

Middle English bawderie, from bawde

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“Bawdry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bawdry. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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