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ribaldry

[ rib-uhl-dree; spelling pronunciation rahy-buhl-dree ]
/ ˈrɪb əl dri; spelling pronunciation ˈraɪ bəl dri /
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noun
ribald character, as of language; scurrility.
ribald speech.
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Origin of ribaldry

1300–50; Middle English ribaudrie<Old French. See ribald, -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for ribaldry

ribaldry
/ (ˈrɪbəldrɪ) /

noun
ribald language or behaviour
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