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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bawdry  \Bawd"ry\,  n.  [OE.  baudery,  OF  bauderie  balderie 
  boldness,  joy.  See  {Bawd}.] 
  1.  The  practice  of  procuring  women  for  the  gratification  of 
  lust. 
 
  2.  Illicit  intercourse;  fornication.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Obscenity;  filthy,  unchaste  language.  ``The  pert  style  of 
  the  pit  bawdry.''  --Steele. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bawdry 
  n  :  lewd  or  obscene  talk  or  writing;  "  it  was  smoking-room 
  bawdry"  or  "they  published  a  collection  of  Elizabethan 
  bawdy"  [syn:  {bawdy}] 




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