Ríbald. n.s. [ribauld, Fr. ribaldo, Italian.] A loose, rough, mean, brutal wretch.
That lewd ribbald, with vile lust advanced,
Laid first his filthy hands on virgin clean,
To spoil her dainty corse so fair and sheen. Fairy Queen.
Your ribauld nag of Egypt,
The breeze upon her, like a cow in June,
Hoists sails, and flies. Shakesp. Antony and Cleopatra.
The busy day,
Wak'd by the lark, has rous'd the ribald crows,
And dreaming night will hide our joys no longer. Shakesp.
Ne'er one sprig of laurel grac'd these ribbalds,
From slashing Bentley down to pidling Tibbalds. Pope.