Answer: crude and offensive; irreverent; coarse
Word Origin Middle English (as a noun denoting a lowly retainer or a licentious or irreverent person): from Old French ribauld from riber 'indulge in licentious pleasures' from a Germanic base meaning 'prostitute'.
Scrabble Points: 9
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Ribald definition is - marked by coarseness or lewdness : crude offensive. How to use ribald in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of ribald .
Ribald definition vulgar or indecent in speech language etc.; coarsely mocking abusive or irreverent; scurrilous. See more.
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1 depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society some of the movie's most ribald and thus funniest scenes were cut for showing on broadcast television
ribald adjective coarse rude indecent racy blue broad gross naughty obscene filthy vulgar raunchy (slang) earthy risqué X-rated (informal) bawdy scurrilous smutty off colour licentious near the knuckle (informal) Rabelaisian her ...