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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Word of the Day
Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Bawd (noun) – a prostitute, lady of the night, hooker, whore, woman of ill repute, woman who runs a brothel (the word originates in Middle English “bawde” and Old High German “bald”)

Word in a Sentence: In Choices Meant for Gods, Chariss must visit the bawds of Nigel’s past for assistance.

Your turn! Get creative, folks...and with fodder like this...oh my...

"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jeni said...

"No, Sandy, a bawd and a broad are not the same thing - just because they sound similar and both are used in conversations pertaining to women!" (Close but no cigar!)

9:30 PM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Hey! That's not really using the word in a sentence...
:)
Seriously... Back in Old German it was "bald" meaning bold or merry, but once it got into its Middle English roots (1325-1375 ish), it got a little friskier. "Bawde" became a procuress or a madam. (In Old French is was "baud", meaning merry or licentious.) So it's referred to a woman of ill-repute for quite some time.

The word "broad" isn't quite as bad. Slang, but not so very naughty...

11:07 PM  

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