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English definition of “bawdy”

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bawdy

adjective uk   /ˈbɔː.di/ us    /ˈbɑː-/
bawdily
adverb uk   /-dɪ.li/ us  
bawdiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “bawdy”
in Spanish verde, obsceno…
in French obscène…
in German unflätig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 淫穢的,猥褻作樂的,下流的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 淫秽的,猥亵作乐的…
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