foul-mouthed or obscene punishment
- the product quality or condition to be scurrile or scurrilous mean vile or obscene jocularity
- the standard or condition of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.
- what is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; reasonable buffoonery; vulgar punishment.
c.1500, from Latin scurrilitas "buffoonery," from scurrilis (see scurrilous).
In the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, an outstanding specimen of a favourite northern form, analogous to the continental estrif, or tenzone, he and his rival reach a height of scurrility which is certainly without parallel in English literature.