Definition of ribaudred in English:

ribaudred

adjective

  • A disputed reading of Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatraiii. x., equated by various editors and commentators with "ribald [adjective]"; hence in allusive use.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. Probably the result of an editorial misreading, but understood by many editors of Shakespeare to show a derivative of ribald or ribald.

Pronunciation

ribaudred

/ˈrɪbədrɪd/