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Meaning of BAWD

Pronunciation:  bod

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

BAWD is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, trollop, whore, woman of the street, working girl
 See Also: adult female, call girl, camp follower, demimondaine, floozie, floozy, hooker, hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, white slave, woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bawd\, n. [OE. baude, OF. balt, baut, baude, bold, merry,
    perh. fr. OHG. bald bold; or fr. Celtic, cf. W. baw dirt. Cf.
    {Bold}, {Bawdry}.]
    A person who keeps a house of prostitution, or procures women
    for a lewd purpose; a procurer or procuress; a lewd person;
    -- usually applied to a woman.
  2. \Bawd\, v. i.
    To procure women for lewd purposes.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: fancy man, gigolo, harlot, hooker, madam, maquereau, meretrix, moll, nightwalker, pander, panderer, pimp, poule, procurer, procuress, streetwalker, white slaver, whore