Definition of ribald in English:

ribald

Line breaks: rib¦ald
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪb(ə)ld
 
, ˈrʌɪbɔːld
 
/

adjective

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'.

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