bawdy bawdy  /ˈbɔ di/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) lewd or obscene talk or writing
  2. (adj) humorously vulgar

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Usage(s):

  1. Colbert, 41, is the bawdy counterweight to cable-news talking heads who each night, just a few channels away, deliver a fresh supply of material for parody.
  2. Set in a London flat and a psychiatrist's office, the play contains social chitchat, a bawdy ballad and a couple of interlocking triangles.
  3. Originator of the jogo do bicho was one Baron Drummond, a bluff, bawdy, Brazilian-born Englishman, to whom Emperor Dom Pedro II gave a title and the concession to the Rio zoo.

News

  1. The Colonial Players’ Taking Steps

    This frothy farce reflects on commitment as characters at crossroads take literal and figurative steps British farces are not usually my cup of tea ; I find madcap, bawdy romps to be silly and exhausting. But Alan Ayckbourn’s Taking Steps is a delightful summer infusion of iced chai: more cool and spicy than hot and saucy, with suspenseful plot twists to make it fun. Colonial Players’ production ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bay Weekly

  2. Colonial Players’ Taking Steps

    This frothy farce reflects on commitment as characters at crossroads take literal and figurative steps Jane C. Elkin British farces are not usually my cup of tea ; I find madcap, bawdy romps to be silly and exhausting. But Alan Ayckbourn’s Taking Steps is a delightful summer infusion of iced chai: more cool and spicy than hot and saucy, with suspenseful plot twists to make it fun. Colonial ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bay Weekly

  3. The art of the striptease: Burlesque troupe makes home at Plano theater

    Photo courtesy of BellaLuna Rose Photography - The bawdy bravado of burlesque will be on full display June 20 at the Arts Centre Theatre in Plano. A group of Dallas-area performers has made the theater its unofficial home, performing semi-monthly shows since February.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Plano Courier

Quotes

  1. "On this movie, we were terrified that we were going to get an NC-17 again and we were gearing up for a long battle with the MPAA," Smith said. "As bawdy and raucous as 'Clerks' is, with 'Clerks II' we're doing things that are way, way beyond...
    on Jul 18, 2006 By: Kevin Smith Source: Pittsburgh Channel.com

  2. "So bawdy jokes are OK, if they're really good," Justice Antonin Scalia cracked, to more laughter.
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. ...an article in the Communist Party Central Committee's official magazine, Li Changchun, a senior member of the ruling Politburo, said the leadership must "resolutely clear out the bawdy pornography."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Li Datong Source: Washington Post

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