rib·ald (rbld, rbôld)
Characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.
A vulgar, lewdly funny person.
[From Middle English ribaud, ribald person, from Old French, from riber, to be wanton, of Germanic origin; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. ribald - a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language
vulgarian - a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)
Adj. 1. ribald - humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"