An example of badinage is poking fun at a friend about an unflattering shirt.
Origin of badinageFrench ; from badiner, to jest, make merry ; from badin, fool ; from ProvenÃ§al badar, to gape ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form batare, to gape, trifle
Origin of badinageFrench, from badin, joker, from Provençal badar, to gape, from Latin *batare.
(third-person singular simple present badinages, present participle badinaging, simple past and past participle badinaged)
- To engage in badinage or playful banter.
From French badinage, from the verb badiner (“to jest, joke”).