What does the word ribald mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or indulging in coarse indecency.

Usage examples for ribald

  1. Merchants grinned at him from their doorways; Dunlavey's friends sneered as he passed or sent ribald jokes after him. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. Over the mantel was the familiar picture- usually, however, reserved for the fourth floor back- of a young lady having her shoes shined by a ribald small boy. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  3. Again came the uncontrolled, ribald laughter. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
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