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Ribaldry (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Ribaldry

Vulgar abusive language, such as was spoken by ribalds. Ribalds were originally mercenary soldiers who travelled about, serving any master far pay, but afterwards degenerated into a mere banditti.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Rib * Ribbin

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