Definition of ribaldry
1 : a ribald quality or element
2a : ribald language or humorb : an instance of ribald language or humor
Examples of ribaldry in a Sentence
there's a ribaldry in the works of Chaucer that generations of students of English literature have heartily enjoyed
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A trio of troublemaking nuns (Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and Alison Brie) soon complicate matters, resulting in some hilarious, blasphemous ribaldry.
Imagine Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company without the cross-dressing ribaldry.
In the end, the ribaldry seemed to stay all in good fun, revelers reported.
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