ribaldry

[ rib-uh l-dree; spelling pronunciation rahy-buh l-dree ]
/ ˈrɪb əl dri; spelling pronunciation ˈraɪ bəl dri /

noun

ribald character, as of language; scurrility.
ribald speech.

Origin of ribaldry

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

/ (ˈrɪbəldrɪ) /

noun

ribald language or behaviour
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