ribald

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rib·ald

 (rĭb′əld, rī′bôld′)
adj.
Characterized by or indulging in humor that is vulgar and lewd.
n.
A vulgar, lewdly funny person.

[From Middle English ribaud, ribald person, from Old French, from riber, to be wanton, from Middle High German rīban, to rub, be in heat, copulate, from Old High German; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

ribald

(ˈrɪbəld)
adj
coarse, obscene, or licentious, usually in a humorous or mocking way
n
a ribald person
[C13: from Old French ribauld, from riber to live licentiously, of Germanic origin]
ˈribaldly adv

rib•ald

(ˈrɪb əld; spelling pron. ˈraɪ bəld)

adj.
1. vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarsely mocking.
n.
2. a ribald person.
[1200–50; Middle English ribald, ribaud (n.) < Old French ribau(l)d=rib(er) to be licentious (< Old High German rīben to copulate, be in heat, literally, rub)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribald - a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language
vulgarian - a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)
Adj.1.ribald - humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"

ribald

adjective coarse, rude, indecent, racy, blue, broad, gross, naughty, obscene, filthy, vulgar, raunchy (slang), earthy, risqué, X-rated (informal), bawdy, scurrilous, smutty, off colour, licentious, near the knuckle (informal), Rabelaisian her ribald comments about a guest's body language
decent, proper, refined, polite, genteel, tasteful, chaste, inoffensive, decorous

ribald

adjective
Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
Translations

ribald

[ˈrɪbəld] ADJ [jokes, laughter] → verde, colorado (LAm); [person] → irreverente, procaz

ribald

[ˈrɪbəld] adj [joke, story, comment] → grivois(e); [cheer, laughter] → grivois(e)

ribald

adjdeftig, zotig (pej); behaviourderb; companyliederlich; ribald commentsFerkeleien pl

ribald

[ˈrɪbld] adj (old) (person) → sguaiato/a; (joke) → licenzioso/a