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bawdy (adj) vulgar; obscene; indecent.

A song is bawdy if it is loud and is about sex in an amusing way. So is a story or a joke if it is about sex. Bawdy jokes, stories, or songs are out of place in a respectable company.

  • Usually intolerant about any open talk of sex, Jackson was disgusted with the bawdy jokes his friends found amusing.
  • The bawdy song with the sexual content in it did amuse the elders watching it, but the presence of children there embarrassed them.
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