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Meaning of RIBALDRY

Pronunciation:  'ribuldree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
  2. [n]  ribald humor
 

RIBALDRY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: gaminess, raciness, spiciness
 
 See Also: humor, humour, indelicacy, wit, witticism, wittiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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