ribaldry

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noun rib·ald·ry \ˈri-bəl-drē also ˈrī-\

Definition of ribaldry

plural

-ries

  1. 1 :  a ribald quality or element

  2. 2a :  ribald language or humorb :  an instance of ribald language or humor

Examples of ribaldry in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of ribaldry

14th century


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