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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 and 2005 supplements.

BAWD, BAUD, BAAD, n.1 1 A hare. Gen.Sc. [bɑ:d, bǫ:d. See P.L.D. §§ 85, 93.]Sc. 1822 R. Jamieson (ed.) Letters from North of Scot. I. 17 Note:
Had it been for dinner, he would probably have recommended . . . a bawd.
Bnff.(D) 1847 A. Cumming Tales of the North (1896) 96:
And toddlin' about were the rabbits and bauds.
Abd.(D) 1922 G. P. Dunbar A Whiff o' the Doric 14:
The swuppert baad that mony a morn Had laucht the racin' win' tae scorn.
Abd. 1995 Sheena Blackhall Lament for the Raj 26:
Lowpity lowp comes the teenie flech,
The puddock, the taed, the bawd,
Scooshlin alang wi the strippit brock
The mowdie, tyke and tod.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 50:
Bawd, a hare.

Combs.: (1) Bawd-ringie (see quot.), cf. Bad-money; (2) bawd's bree, hare-soup; (3) bawd-skins, hare-skins.(1) Per. 1886 Britten and Holland Eng. Plant Names 28:
Bawd-ringie. Meum athamanticum, L.
(2) Abd. 1808 Jam.:
Hare-soup is also called bawd's bree, i.e. broth.
(3) Abd.(D) 1900 C. Murray Hamewith 65:
O! wasna he bauld for a tinker loon, . . . To fling a' his wallets an' bawd-skins doon, An' rap at the castle door.

2. The female pudendum (Bnff., Abd. 1949). Cf. Maukin, 5.

[Cf. Bawtie, n.1, a rabbit, and Bawtie, n.2, a dog.]

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