bawd (n.) Old form(s): baud, Baudes, Bauds , Bawde, Bawdes
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
1H4 I.ii.8[Prince Hal to Falstaff] Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds
AYL III.ii.76[Touchstone to Corin] to be bawd to a bellwether
H5 III.vi.61[Gower to Fluellen, of Pistol] I remember him now--a bawd, a cutpurse
H5 V.i.81[Pistol alone] Well, bawd I'll turn, / And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand
Ham I.iii.130[Polonius to Ophelia, of Hamlet's vows] Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds, The better to beguile
Ham III.i.112[Hamlet to Ophelia] For the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd
KJ II.i.582[Bastard alone, of commodity] This bawd, this broker, this all-changing word
KJ III.i.59[Constance to all, of Fortune] with her golden hand hath plucked on France / To tread down fair respect of sovereignty, / And made his majesty the bawd to theirs
KJ III.i.60[Constance to all] France is a bawd to fortune and King John, / That strumpet fortune, that usurping John!
KL II.ii.18[disguised Kent to and of Oswald] one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service
KL III.ii.92[Fool alone] When ... bawds and whores do churches build
Luc.623[Lucrece to Tarquin] Thou ... mak'st fair reputation but a bawd
Luc.768[Lucrece as if to night] Blind muffled bawd, dark harbour for defame
Luc.886[Lucrece as if to opportunity] Thou foul abettor, thou notorious bawd
MM II.i.209[Escalus to Pompey] you are partly a bawd
MM II.i.224[Pompey to Escalus] If your worship will take order for the drabs and the knaves, you need not to fear the bawds
MM II.i.73[Elbow to Escalus, of Mistress Overdone] this house, if it be not a bawd's house, it is pity of her life
MM III.i.153[Isabella to Claudio] Mercy to thee would prove itself a bawd
MM III.ii.17[disguised Duke to Pompey] a bawd, a wicked bawd!
MM III.ii.187[Provost to Escalus, of Mistress Overdone] A bawd of eleven years' continuance
MM III.ii.56[Lucio to Pompey] Ever your fresh whore and your powdered bawd
MM IV.ii.13[Provost to Pompey] you have been a notorious bawd
MM IV.ii.47[Pompey to Provost] I do find your hangman is a more penitent trade than your bawd
Oth IV.ii.19[Othello alone, of Emilia] she's a simple bawd / That cannot say as much
Per Chorus.V.11[Gower, of Marina] her gain / She gives the cursed bawd
Per IV.ii.1[stage direction] Enter the three Bawds
Per IV.vi.35[Lysimachus to Boult, of Boult saying he can be modest] That dignifies the renown of a bawd no less than it gives a good report to a number to be chaste
R2 V.iii.66[York to King Henry] So shall my virtue be his vice's bawd / An he shall spend mine honour with his shame
RJ II.iv.127[Mercutio to Romeo and Benvolio, of the Nurse] A bawd, a bawd, a bawd!
TC I.ii.281[Cressida alone, as if to Pandarus] you are a bawd
TC V.x.37[Pandarus alone] O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work
Tim II.ii.64[Apemantus to Caphis, of the Servants] Poor rogues and usurers' men, bawds between gold and want!
Tim II.ii.88[Apemantus to Page] thou wast born a bastard, and thou'lt die a bawd
Tim IV.iii.115[Timon to Alcibiades] Strike me the counterfeit matron--/ It is her habit only that is honest, / Herself's a bawd
Tim IV.iii.135[Timon to Phrynia and Timandra, of how much gold he has] Enough to make a whore forswear her trade,< / And to make whores, a bawd
Ven.792[] O strange excuse, / When reason is the bawd to lust's abuse!
WT II.iii.68.1[Leontes to all, of Paulina] A most intelligencing bawd!
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