As adjectives the difference between bawdy and smutty
is that bawdy
is (obsolete) soiled, dirty while smutty
is soiled with smut; blackened, dirty.
(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
Soiled with smut; blackened, dirty.
*1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, p. 62:
*:She caught up the corner of her skirt and lifted the smutty coffee-pot from the stove.
* Episode 12, The Cyclops
*:And what was it only one of the smutty yankee pictures Terry borrows off of Corny Kelleher. Secrets for enlarging your private parts.