As adjectives the difference between bawdy and raunchy
is that bawdy
is (obsolete) soiled, dirty while raunchy
is very low class; inferior; inadequate.
(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.
* bawdy house
Very low class; inferior; inadequate.
With dishonorable, base and vulgar expression.
Having socially unacceptable sexual behavior.
* See also