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EtymologyEdit

bawdy +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɔːdɪli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɔːdɪli/
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  • Homophone: bodily (in some US accents)

AdverbEdit

bawdily (comparative more bawdily, superlative most bawdily)

  1. In a bawdy manner; lewdly or obscenely with humorous intent.
    • 1664Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 8 Jan 1664
      But, Lord! to hear how W. Symons do commend and look sadly and then talk bawdily and merrily, though his wife was dead but the other day, would make a dogg laugh.

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