Definitions for: Ribaldry


[n] behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
[n] ribald humor



Webster (1913) Definition: Rib"ald*ry, n. [OE. ribaldrie, ribaudrie, OF.
ribalderie, ribauderie.]
The talk of a ribald; low, vulgar language; indecency;
obscenity; lewdness; -- now chiefly applied to indecent
language, but formerly, as by Chaucer, also to indecent acts
or conduct.

The ribaldry of his conversation moved ?stonishment
even in that age. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: gaminess, raciness, spiciness

See Also: humor, humour, indelicacy, wit, witticism, wittiness

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