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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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