He is the master of ribald repartee; he could be cutting without being catty.
At ABC, their ribald cop show, The Job, was jerked around the schedule before finally being canceled in 2002 after two seasons.
He had little doubt as to what sort of a ribald reception awaited him there.
A cry of surprise was raised, and drowned in a volley of ribald inquiry and chaff.
For other ribald stories about nuns see Note J, below, p. 624.
Logan raised his voice to repeat the words and to add a ribald comment.
So ran the talk—rough and ribald—upon that delicate theme—woman.
"Heed not their ribald scoffs," said Montagu Percy, loftily.
All his life Alexander had been the victim of the most ribald calumnies.
We must do our best to be frivolous and ribald, and supply a proper foreground.
c.1500, from ribald, ribaud (n.), mid-13c., "a rogue, ruffian, rascall, scoundrell, varlet, filthie fellow" [Cotgrave], from Old French ribaut, ribalt "rogue, scoundrel, lewd lover," also as an adjective, "wanton, depraved, dissolute, licentious," of uncertain origin, perhaps (with suffix -ald) from riber "be wanton, sleep around, dally amorously," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German riban "be wanton," literally "to rub," possibly from the common euphemistic use of "rub" words to mean "have sex"), from Proto-Germanic *wribanan, from PIE root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus).