Bawdy vs Horny - What's the difference?

bawdy | horny |


As adjectives the difference between bawdy and horny

is that bawdy is (obsolete) soiled, dirty while horny is hard or bony, like an animal's horn.

bawdy

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • (obsolete) Soiled, dirty.
  • *:
  • *:whanne he had ouertaken the damoysel / anone she sayd what dost thow here / thou stynkest al of the kechyn / thy clothes ben bawdy of the greece and talowe that thou gaynest in kyng Arthurs kechyn
  • Obscene; filthy; unchaste.
  • (of language) Sexual in nature and usually meant to be humorous but considered rude.
  • Derived terms

    * bawdily * bawdiness * bawdy house

    References

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    horny

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Hard or bony, like an animal's horn.
  • Having horns
  • "In 1997, 4th and 5th grade Waterville Elementary students told me they saw Short-horned lizards (commonly known as Horny toads) all around their area." http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/projects/waterville/begin.html
  • (informal, vulgar) Sexually aroused.
  • That girl makes me feel horny .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1949, author=Henry Miller, title=Sexus
  • , passage=Her thick, gurgling voice saying...: "Get it in all the way... please, please do... I’m horny ."}}
  • * {{quote-journal, year=1971, date=October, journal=Black World, page=65/1
  • , passage=Ain’t that the horny bitch that was grindin with the blind dude.}}

    Synonyms

    * (hard or bony) callous, coarse, coarsened, hardened, rough * (having horns) horned * (sexually aroused) randy, toey, excited; see also * See also

    Derived terms

    * (sexually aroused) horniness