Ribibe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ribibe A bawd; a prostitute.
    • Ribibe A sort of stringed instrument; a rebec.
    • Ribibe An old woman; -- in contempt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ribibe A musical instrument; a rebec.
    • n ribibe A shrill-voiced old woman.
    • ribibe To play on a ribibe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ribibe rib-īb′ (obs.) a rebec: an old woman
    • v.i Ribibe to play on a ribibe
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Rebec

Usage

In literature:

RIBIBE, abusive term for an old woman.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
RIBIBE, abusive term for an old woman.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
RIBIBE, abusive term for an old woman.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
RIBIBE, abusive term for an old woman.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
RIBIBE, abusive term for an old woman.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
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