Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or indulging in coarse indecency.

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Usage examples "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", Charles Alden Seltzer.
  2. Again came the uncontrolled, ribald laughter. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.
  3. 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", Christopher Morley.