What does the word ribaldry mean?

Usage examples for ribaldry

  1. If he never spoke without uttering ribaldry and blasphemy, he made some amends by his eagerness to send Baxter and Howe to gaol for preaching and praying. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. I am upon the whole very fond of the Genoese; they have, it is true, much ribaldry and many vices, but they are a brave and chivalrous people, and have ever been so, and from them I have never experienced aught but kindness and hospitality. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
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