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Word: ribald

Definition: marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke


Sentences Containing 'ribald'

He that possesses her must keep her within bounds, not permitting her to break out in ribald satires or soulless sonnets.
'My love,' said Mr. Micawber, much affected, 'you will forgive, and our old and tried friend Copperfield will, I am sure, forgive, the momentary laceration of a wounded spirit, made sensitive by a recent collision with the Minion of Power--in other words, with a ribald Turncock attached to the water-works--and will pity, not condemn, its excesses.'

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