Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a bawdy manner; obscenely; lewdly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Obscenely; lewdly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a bawdy manner; lewdly or obscenely with humorous intent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a bawdy manner

Etymologies

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bawdy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • “Ke ke ke ke,” she sang bawdily, lifting up the hem of her dress, gyrating lasciviously.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • “Ke ke ke ke,” she sang bawdily, lifting up the hem of her dress, gyrating lasciviously.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • The film pays loving tribute to the striking machinists at Ford's motor plant via the vehicle of the bawdily unreconstructed class-war farce, referencing everything from The Rag Trade to the Boulting brothers 'I'm All Right, Jack to Carry On at Your Convenience.

    Made in Dagenham

  • “Ke ke ke ke,” she sang bawdily, lifting up the hem of her dress, gyrating lasciviously.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • To test this, simply think of some particularly bawdily outrageous title for adults and try imagine it being put on a highschool reading list.

    Yet another G-word

  • No one wants anything feminine, unless it is bawdily so, like defending a woman's rights to show her naked body in public or something.

    Women must be Men: Mourning the Lost of the “Spirit of Man”

  • A round of laughter erupted when someone bawdily suggested a connection between the two subjects.

    Elephant in the City

  • C, teh ting eez, ewe shud naot apply enneh fisy… feesi… bawdily discomfurt too teh kitteh.

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  • She is equally capable of defending her marriage, jesting bawdily with Iago, and responding with dignity to Othello's incomprehensible jealousy.

    November 1st, 2002

  • They jest bawdily about men's sexual anatomies; Iras, when asked amusedly where she would choose to have her 'inch of fortune', replies, 'Not in my husband's nose'.

    Shakespeare

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