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bawd


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bawd  \Bawd\,  n.  [OE.  baude,  OF  balt,  baut,  baude,  bold,  merry, 
  perh.  fr  OHG.  bald  bold;  or  fr  Celtic,  cf  W.  baw  dirt.  Cf 
  {Bold},  {Bawdry}.] 
  A  person  who  keeps  a  house  of  prostitution,  or  procures  women 
  for  a  lewd  purpose;  a  procurer  or  procuress;  a  lewd  person; 
  --  usually  applied  to  a  woman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bawd  \Bawd\,  v.  i. 
  To  procure  women  for  lewd  purposes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bawd 
  n  :  a  woman  who  engages  in  sexual  intercourse  for  money  [syn:  {prostitute}, 
  {cocotte},  {whore},  {harlot},  {trollop},  {tart},  {cyprian}, 
  {fancy  woman},  {working  girl},  {sporting  lady},  {lady  of 
  pleasure},  {woman  of  the  street}] 




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