Definitions for ribaldˈrɪb əld; spelling pron. ˈraɪ bəld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ribald(adj)

    a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language

  2. bawdy, off-color, ribald(adj)

    humorously vulgar

    "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"


  1. ribald(Noun)

    A person who is filthy or vulgar.

  2. ribald(Adjective)

    Coarsely, vulgarly or lewdly humorous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ribald

    a low, vulgar, brutal, foul-mouthed wretch; a lewd fellow

  2. Ribald(adj)

    low; base; mean; filthy; obscene

  3. Origin: [OE. ribald, ribaud, F. ribaud, OF. ribald, ribault, LL. ribaldus, of German origin; cf. OHG hrpa prostitute. For the ending -ald cf. E. Herald.]

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