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BAWD,noun [Gr., a procurer or procuress.]

A procurer or procuress. A person who keeps a house of prostitution, and conducts criminal intrigues. [Usually applied to females.]

BAWD, verb intransitive To procure; to provide women for lewd purposes.

1. To foul or dirty. [Not in use.]

BAWD'-BORN, adjective Descended from a bawd