Definition of ribaldy in English:

ribaldy

noun

rare
  • Ribaldry.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in St. George. From Anglo-Norman rebaudie, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French ribaudie, Middle French ribauldie from ribaut + -ie; influenced in form by ribald and ribald. In later use apparently re-formed from either ribald or ribald + -y, or perhaps simply reflecting a misrecollection or remodelling of ribaldry.

Pronunciation

ribaldy

/ˈrɪbldi/