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Bawd
Derog.
17th Century

bawd
Elizabeth Needham by William Hogarth
1.) The Madam or head of a brothel. With her eyes on the law, she fronted her "commodities" bagnios (brothel) as a coffee or mantua-making shop. Exploiting men with titles of nobility was the name of the game. She would take in homeless women, orphaned girls and young women restricted by their gender because they couldn't inherit land. She was like a mother or aunt teaching women how to play the game.
2.) A wanton, enthusiastic amateur who loves to sell her body for loose coins.

Abadesa, Abbess, Alcahueta, Ass middlewoman, Bawd, Case-keeper, Covent Garden Abbess, Crack-detail-woman, Dress Lodger, Fen, Flesh Broker, Gangstress, Governess, Hollywood Madam, House Mother, Lady abbess, Landlady, Lena, Madam, Mama-san, Mother Damnable, Mother hollyhock, Mother Knab, Mother Midnight, Mother of the Maids, Mrs. Lukey Props, Mrs. Princum Prancum, Mrs. Warren, Nookie Bookie, Pimpette, Pimptress, Presbyteress, Procuress, Proxenetist, Skirt woman, Tenderloin madam, Victualler, Whoremistress.