ribaldry


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rib·ald·ry

 (rĭb′əl-drē, rī′-)
n. pl. rib·ald·ries
Vulgar, lewdly humorous language or joking or an instance of it.

ribaldry

(ˈrɪbəldrɪ)
n
ribald language or behaviour

rib•ald•ry

(ˈrɪb əl dri; spelling pron. ˈraɪ bəl-)

n.
1. ribald character, as of language; scurrility.
2. ribald speech.
[1300–50; ribaudrie < Old French]

ribaldry

coarse, vulgar, or obscene language or joking. — ribald, adj.
See also: Language
coarse, vulgar, or obscene language or joking. — ribald, adj.
See also: Humor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribaldry - ribald humor
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
2.ribaldry - behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
indelicacy - the trait of being indelicate and offensive

ribaldry

noun
Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunch.
Translations

ribaldry

[ˈrɪbəldrɪ] N
1. [of jokes] → chocarrería f; [of person] → procacidad f
2. (= jokes etc) → cosas fpl verdes, cosas fpl obscenas

ribaldry

nFerkeleien pl, → Schweinereien pl

ribaldry

[ˈrɪbldrɪ] n (old) → sguaiataggine f
References in classic literature ?
The ribaldry of this miserable man is despicably disgusting,' said Pott, pretending to address Bob Sawyer, and scowling upon Slurk.
But these fellows having for the most part strong lungs, and being naturally fond of singing, chanted any ribaldry or nonsense that occurred to them, feeling pretty certain that it would not be detected in the general chorus, and not caring much if it were.
Now, when any vicious simpleton excites my disgust by his paltry ribaldry, I cannot flatter myself that I am better than he: I am forced to confess that he and I are on a level.
The second point is: I hate ribaldry and ribald talkers.
For five good minutes they stood there, shouting ribaldry at him, deriding him, mocking him, jeering at him.
Even the ribaldry of the low characters is different: the Reeve, the Miller, and the Cook are several men, and distinguished from each other as much as the mincing Lady- Prioress and the broad-speaking, gap-toothed Wife of Bath.
Feasting, drinking, ribaldry, laughter, go on alongside of all sorts of other occupations in Vanity Fair--the crowds were pouring out of church as Rawdon and his friend passed down St.
Curious, however, after reading this announcement, to see what kind of morsels were so carefully preserved, I turned a few leaves, and found them scrawled all over with the vilest and the filthiest ribaldry that ever human hogs delighted in.
At Ditchling, where he painted several small scenes based on the Roman Marytyrology, a book read aloud at lunch, the more ludicrous incidents in the lives of the martyrs provoked mirth and even ribaldry.
He added: "This was a genuine concern of mine, written with a degree of friendly ribaldry.
Ribaldry in other contexts veers toward the farcical.
The exaggerated Irish wordplay, the ribaldry, the poverty rendered tragicomic - it's undeniably showy penmanship, but crucially it doesn't feel forced.