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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: ribald 'person of bad character' (13-19 centuries), from Old French ribaut, ribauld, from riber 'to sleep around'

ribald

adjective
     
rib‧ald
ribald remarks or jokes are humorous, rude, and about sex:
a ribald remark
ribald humour

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