Ribaldry

  • 1 Ribaldry — is humorous entertainment that ranges from bordering on indelicacy to vulgar. It is a third, and somewhat neglected, genre of sexual entertainment. It is often confused with pornography and erotica. It is also referred to as bawdiness , gaminess… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Ribaldry — Rib ald*ry, n. [OE. ribaldrie, ribaudrie, OF. ribalderie, ribauderie.] The talk of a ribald; low, vulgar language; indecency; obscenity; lewdness; now chiefly applied to indecent language, but formerly, as by Chaucer, also to indecent acts or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 ribaldry — index obscenity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 ribaldry — 14c., from O.Fr. rebauderie, from ribalt (see RIBALD (Cf. ribald)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 ribaldry — [rib′əldrē] n. [ME ribawdrye < OFr ribauderie: see RIBALD & ERY] ribald language or humor …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 ribaldry — noun (plural ries) Date: 14th century 1. a ribald quality or element 2. a. ribald language or humor b. an instance of ribald language or humor …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 ribaldry — /rib euhl dree/; spelling pron. /ruy beuhl dree/, n. 1. ribald character, as of language; scurrility. 2. ribald speech. [1300 50; ME ribaudrie < OF. See RIBALD, RY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 ribaldry — noun Joking or humorous language done in a vulgar or lewd fashion …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 ribaldry — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisianism, X rated movie, bad language, bawdiness, bawdry, billingsgate, blue language, blue movie, coarseness, colorful language, crassness, crudeness, crudity, cursing, cussing, dirt, dirtiness, dirty language,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 ribaldry — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pornography, vulgarity, smuttiness, obscenity; see humor 1 , indecency 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency: bawdry, dirt, filth, obscenity, profanity, scatology,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 ribaldry — rib|ald|ry [ˈrıbəldri] n [U] ribald remarks or jokes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 ribaldry — rib|ald|ry [ rıbldri ] noun uncount rude humor based on sex …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 ribaldry — sb. [ribaudye] == a ribald story. Alys. 21 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 14 ribaldry — rib·ald·ry || rɪbldrɪ n. indecency, crudeness, vulgarity; obscene language, indecent language …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 ribaldry — noun ribald talk or behaviour …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 ribaldry — n. Obscenity, indecency; low, vile, or vulgar language …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 ribaldry — noun (U) ribald songs, remarks, or jokes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 ribaldry — n 1. scurrility, scurrilousness, abusiveness, blackguardism, profaneness; indecency, shamelessness, suggestivity, immodesty, indelicacy; offen siveness, grossness, rankness, repulsiveness, repulsivi ty; vulgarity, vulgarness, obsceneness,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 ribaldry — rib·al·dry …

    English syllables

  • 20 ribaldry — UK [ˈrɪb(ə)ldrɪ] / US noun [uncountable] rude humour based on sex …

    English dictionary


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