from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.
- n. A vulgar, lewdly funny person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Coarsely, vulgarly or lewdly humorous.
- n. A person who is filthy or vulgar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A low, vulgar, brutal, foul-mouthed wretch; a lewd fellow.
- adj. Low; base; mean; filthy; obscene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low, base fellow; a profligate; a ruffian; a person of lewd habits: applied particularly to one who is coarse, abusive, or obscene in language.
- Licentious; profligate; obscene; coarse; abusive or indecent, especially in language; foul-mouthed.
- Synonyms Gross, coarse, filthy, indecent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. humorously vulgar
- n. a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language
From Middle English ribaud, ribald person, from Old French, from riber, to be wanton, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French ribaud, ribauld ("rogue, scoundrel") ( > French ribaud), from riber ("to be licentious"), from Frankish *rīben ("to copulate, be in heat", literally "to rub"), from Proto-Germanic *wrībanan (“to turn, twist”), from Proto-Indo-European *werp-, *werb- (“to turn, twist”) + Old French -auld, from Old Frankish *-wald. Cognate with Old High German rīban ("to rub"), Dutch wrijven ("to rub"). Compare also Old High German hrība ("prostitute"). More at wrap. (Wiktionary)