Origin of ribaldry
Examples from the Web for ribaldry
The petitions of the pious were matched by the ribaldry of the profligate.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
He was a chaste and pure writer, avoiding the ribaldry and obscenity of the age.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
These were silent or even made some efforts to restrain the ribaldry of their men.The Lion's Brood|Duffield Osborne
They know the paper before them to be a hoax, but do they believe in the ribaldry, the calumny, the less on that account?Winterslow|William Hazlitt
If he did riot presume to rebuke the ribaldry of his master, neither would he condescend to smile at it.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
early 14c., from Old French ribauderie "debauchery, licentiousness," from ribalt (see ribald).