ribaldry


rib·ald·ry

noun \ˈri-bəl-drē also ˈrī-\
plural -ries

Definition of RIBALDRY

1
:  a ribald quality or element
2
a :  ribald language or humor
b :  an instance of ribald language or humor

Examples of RIBALDRY

  1. <there's a ribaldry in the works of Chaucer that generations of students of English literature have heartily enjoyed>

First Known Use of RIBALDRY

14th century

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