bawdy = 'brassy-sounding; strident'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 22 15:56:58 UTC 2011

Someone on CNN decsribes Melissa Leo in _The Fighter_ as having "that bawdy,
working-class accent, like Fran Drescher."
Cf. "bawling."


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