Bawdy vs Smutty - What's the difference?

bawdy | smutty |

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.
  • Derived terms

    * bawdily * bawdiness * 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.
  • Obscene, indecent.
  • * 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.