Bawdy vs Raunchy - What's the difference?

bawdy | raunchy |


As adjectives the difference between bawdy and raunchy

is that bawdy is (obsolete) soiled, dirty while raunchy is very low class; inferior; inadequate.

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

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    raunchy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Very low class; inferior; inadequate.
  • With dishonorable, base and vulgar expression.
  • Having socially unacceptable sexual behavior.
  • Sexually seductive.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * raunch