from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See bawdy, bawdy.


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  • Ironically, this permitted and incited conservative Christians, in reaction to the baudy 1960s, to organize via televangelists and direct-mail campaigns in the 1970s to launch Reagan into office, followed up by the two Bushes.

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  • But before the mid-19th century, no American Protestant went to church Christmas day, either, particularly in New England where celebrations of the holiday were seen as Papist and baudy and inappropriate.

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  • One of the runners, the older of the two, took a deep breath and said, “King Runcible is sitting atop the battlements, dressed in fool's motley, jingling little bells and singing baudy tavern chants, with the front doors wide open and no sign of defenses being made whatsoever.”

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  • His hokey mid-western accent (and constant wad of chewing gum) turning it into a cute bit of baudy newsroom vaudeville.

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  • The show was "30 Rock," which has always been baudy, but which has also crossed the crassness line recently.

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  • Her seamless mix of baudy humor and elegance has been likened to Featured Content

  • In his time, Shakespeare used many of the same devices and conventions that wrestling does-it was baudy, there was an element of a morality play, there were villains and heroes. Main RSS Feed

  • Haruey, as in that good old Poete it serued well Pandares purpose, for the bolstering of his baudy brocage, so very well taketh place in this our new Poete, who for that he is vncouthe (as said Chaucer) is vnkist, and vnknown to most men, is regarded but of few.

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  • Candy Barr's real name was Juanita Dale Slusher, which is the second-coolest name in the world, after Candy Barr. Wouldn't you feel amazing about yourself if you were a baudy Cancerian burlesque dancer from Texas who dated


  • Come to think of it, we can all remember a lot of those baudy cartoon pictures from the golden age of animation when animation was for everyone and not just children.

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  • According to OED2, it's a former spelling of bawdy. Also occasionally found in baudyhouse, which is a variant of bawdyhouse.

    November 5, 2007

  • I think this should be bawdy? I made the same mistake.

    November 5, 2007