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rahy bold

  • n  a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language
  • s  humorously vulgar
    ribald language

  • One watches transfixed, yet ashamed, as personal dignity gives way to political desperation and hard-won respect is replaced by ribald laughter.
  • The paradox, of course, is that that his filing lawsuits over the scandals sets off another round of ribald accounts of his private life.
  • Meanwhile, Sister Mary, 55, has become the darling of luminaries like Bill Clinton, though that hasn't impacted her humility or her famously ribald sense of humor.
News & Articles

    Not many folks would be offended by this ribald satire. Only everyone in the Bible Belt, anyone who believes in The Rapture, and anyone who thinks that movies were better before 'There's Something About Mary' opened the gates for all sorts of prurience on the big screen. Most of the rest of us may not be offended, by we might not appreciate that the film evokes only sporadic attempts at humor ...
    June 10, 2013 - Arizona Reporter

  • Sarah Jessica Parker in Glasgow Daily Record
    It's not what people expect,said Sarah Jessica. "It's grand, it's deep and there's incredible disappointment, great laughs and still the cheeky behaviour and ribald language."
  • Frank Rich in Playbill.com
    New York Times critic Frank Rich wrote, "Ruth Brown, the rhythm-and-blues chanteuse, applies sarcastic varnish and two-a-day burlesque timing to the ribald Andy Razaf lyrics of 'If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It.'"
  • Brendan Behan in Sydney Morning Herald
    While others hoard words like misers, he sends them on a spree, ribald, flush, spoiling for a fight,wrote Kenneth Tynan on Brendan Behan.

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