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Definition humor that is sexually vulgar

(vulgar indicates behavior or language that is unrefined or crude)
  • The name arose from a ribald joke which played on the C.E.T. initials and called the delegates "Cranks-Effing-Turners.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • ... CHRISTIAN (taking her hands): Now tell me why— Why, by these fearful paths so perilous— Across these ranks of ribald soldiery, You have come?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • It was he who had come in with the remark considered ribald; now he was trying to get out the other way.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • And the others joining in singing ribald camping and college songs, no one of which Clyde knew, yet in which he tried to join.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He was an old bird, reputed to be fifty years old, and he had lived a ribald life and acquired the vigorous speech of a ship's fo'c'sle.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • There will doubtless be thousands of ribald failures, but in the world's history artists have always been drawn where they are welcome and well treated.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • On the surface, it was a ribald little tune about a donkey who wanted to be an arcanist.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He that possesses her must keep her within bounds, not permitting her to break out in ribald satires or soulless sonnets.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The second point is: I hate ribaldry and ribald talkers.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • Peeta is at the center of a ribald circle of knife throwers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Louie had a snapshot taken of himself grinning under one of the more ribald examples.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The fair girl, with a laugh of ribald coquetry, turned to answer him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Bigwig strolled over to Pipkin, muttering a ribald Owsla lampoon.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • The fumes of the whiskey and the dense tobacco smoke were sickening to my senses, and my mind was equally nauseated by the coarse jokes and ribald songs around me.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Helen, with a smile that was half ribald, half annoyed, about her big mouth, made a face at Luke, and lifted her eyes patiently upward to God as Eliza continued.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The dread in which their sort was held was apparent in the fact that everybody gave them the road, and took their ribald insolences meekly, without venturing to talk back.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He could tell, with apparent sincerity and approval, stories of courage and honor and virtue and love in the odd places he had been, and follow them with ribald stories of coldest cynicism.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Fleeing before it was a crowd of blear-eyed, drunken, and diseased wretches, male and female, half naked, ghastly, with painted cheeks, cursing and uttering ribald jests as they drifted along.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Spotted Pate the pig boy was the hero of a thousand ribald stories: a good-hearted, empty-headed lout who always managed to best the fat lordlings, haughty knights, and pompous septons who beset him.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows

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