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  • n  a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

  • Yet, though brightened, his Troilus is not bowdlerized: at the big moments Achilles is gangster enough, and Cressida (well played by lovely Rosemary Harris) enough of a bawd.
  • For a lady, Auntie Mame wasn't too bawd at all.
  • Moll Flanders, another notable 18th century bawd, was of course the creation of Daniel Defoe.

  • Dustin Hoffman in San Francisco Chronicle
    Answering the question, Hoffman says, "Emma and I have this connection. It's like if you meet someone at a party and you thought about them the next day. Also, she wanted to do stand-up. I wanted to do stand-up, too. She's a classy lady who's a bawd...

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