One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a lewd old man’
lecherous, lustful, licentious, lascivious, dirty, prurient, salacious, lubricious, libidinous
immoral, impure, debauched, depraved, degenerate, unchaste, wanton, of easy virtue, decadent, disgusting, dissipated, dissolute, corrupt, perverted, sinful, wicked
bestial, goatish, wolfish
British informal randy
rare concupiscent, lickerish
2‘a lewd limerick’
vulgar, crude, smutty, dirty, filthy, obscene, pornographic, coarse, tasteless, indecorous, indelicate, off colour, unseemly, indecent, salacious, gross, disgusting, sordid, low, foul, vile
rude, racy, risqué, naughty, wicked, arousing, earthy, erotic, sexy, suggestive, titillating, spicy, bawdy, ribald, raw, taboo, explicit, near the bone, near the knuckle
informal blue, raunchy, X-rated, nudge-nudge, porno
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